IST’s President, Helen Sharman Awarded CMG in New Year’s Honours List

Our Sincere Congratulations to our President, Helen Sharman, OBE CMG FRSC on Joining the Order of St Micheal and St George in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List

Helen Sharman OBE

Photo credit: Thomas Angus, Imperial College photographer

Dr Helen Sharman, Operations Manager for the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College, the first Briton in space and the IST’s President, has been awarded the Order of St Michael and St George in recognition of her services to science and technology educational outreach.

Helen said: “I am thrilled to be awarded with this honour, especially so because it recognises the science and technology outreach work I have done and therefore the importance of this type of activity.

I believe public debate on scientific issues is a vital part of a good democracy

I am passionate about making science relevant and available and I believe public debate on scientific issues is a vital part of a good democracy. Ensuring students from a wide range of backgrounds continue to study science enhances the cross-fertilisation of ideas, business uptake and impact on society.”

The Executive of the IST would like to offer sincere congratulations on this award, which is richly deserved.