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Graduate Shortlisted for the Being Edinburgh Award

Chemistry graduate among 3 others recognised for their contributions to the University community and beyond
Elisabeth's Being Edinburgh award poster

School of Chemistry alumna Elisabeth Feldstein (MChem 2019) has been shortlisted for the Being Edinburgh Award. She joins 3 other finalists in an online vote to decide this year’s winner.

The Being Edinburgh Award was created to recognise alumni achievements and stories. It celebrates former students who make us proud to be connected to their passion, drive and brilliance.

Throughout her studies and beyond, Elisabeth has been an active member of the University community. As a student, Elisabeth founded the Edinburgh University Women in STEM society, empowering women to break gender roles in the scientific industry. She also co-founded medical devices start-up Augment Bionics with support from Edinburgh Innovations. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the company pivoted to directly address the national PPE shortage by providing face shields to the NHS as well as abroad to countries in need.

Last year, Elisabeth returned to the School of Chemistry virtually for an online careers event to inspire students by sharing her post-graduation experiences.

Voting is open to all Edinburgh University students, alumni and staff until 25 March 2021. The winner will be announced at the online Student Awards ceremony held by the Students’ Association on 14 April 2021.

Show your support for Elisabeth by voting via MyEd, and share the news using #VoteElisabethBeingEdinburgh.

I am delighted that Elisabeth’s amazing and inspirational achievements are being recognised through shortlisting for this award. The School of Chemistry is immensely proud of her.

Professor Colin Pulham, Head of the School of Chemistry

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Thursday, March 18, 2021