Dr Julie Hyde celebrated for outstanding contribution to chemistry
Congratulations to Dr Julie Hyde from our Department of Chemistry, who has won a prestigious Award for Service from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Hyde was recognised for her work promoting chemistry locally, nationally and internationally, demonstrating her commitment to outreach and inspiring people to have fun with chemistry.
Alongside her teaching responsibilities, Dr Hyde manages the departmental outreach team, organising participation in events such as the Salters Festival, Kroto Day and Chemistry Week and British Science Week.
She also serves on the RSC's National Educational Division Council, and has played a central role in organising national conferences for chemistry teaching staff from across the country to come together and share their expertise.
The awards were originally presented at the RSC's annual Summer Ball in July last year, however Dr Hyde was unable to attend as she was receiving her Senate teaching award in Sheffield on the same day.
Instead, her Award for Service was presented at a special event at the RSC headquarters, Burlington House, in February.
Dr Hyde said: "I was thrilled with the news that I had been given an Award for my Outstanding Service to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) particularly for the promotion of chemistry locally, nationally and internationally.
"It is great to have been recognised for supporting the RSC for many years. One of my first activities was arranging for an industry bus to stand on Fargate in Sheffield to promote chemistry to the public and schools back in the early 1990’s and that was just the start! More recently I have delivered my fun and informative lecture “Perkin’s Purple Dye: a brief history about one chemical discovery” to audiences locally, nationally and internationally.
"I would like to thank the RSC for the opportunity to take part in many activities over the years and I am delighted to receive this award."