University of Malta academics won big at the first ever STEM Awards Ceremony, which took place on Friday 9 July 2021.
The Awards represented an outwardly appreciation towards individuals, projects and organisations committed to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The winner of the Lifetime Award for her Contribution to STEM is Prof. Irene Sciriha from the Department of Mathematics, whilst Prof. Alex Felice from the Department of Surgery and Prof. Josef Lauri ranked second and third in this category, respectively.
The recipient of the STEM Ambassador Award is Prof. Joseph Borg from the Department of Applied Biomedical Science. Dr Edward Duca from the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation and Dr Conrad Attard from the Department of Computer Information Systems came in second and third.
Dr Marie Briguglio from the Department of Economics won the trophy for Engaged Researcher, with Prof. Alexiei Dingli from the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Dr Sholeem Griffin from the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics were deemed second and third most engaged researchers.
Prof. Joseph Borg from the Department of Applied Biomedical Science also came in first in the Young Researcher Award Category. Prof. Andre' Xuereb from the Department of Physics and Dr Ing. Brian Azzopardi from the Department of Systems & Control Engineering placed second and third in this category.
Science in the City , and STEAM Summer School, both initiatives spearheaded by UM, also received a number of awards.
University of Malta academics also dominated the list of nominees for these awards.
You may find the entire list of winners and nominees on the Esplora website.
Get to know the winners here.
Malta's Minister for Research, Innovation & post-COVID Strategy, Hon. Owen Bonnici, who opened the event, said he is honoured to be in the presence of those who dedicate their entire lives to finding cures to different diseases, strengthening enterprises, and improving the state of society through the sciences.