Dr Alex Bond Awarded Royal Society Athena Prize
Adrift Lab are THRILLED to announce one of our founding members, Dr Alexander Bond, has just been awarded the 2020 Royal Society Athena Prize. The award was also granted to Dr Beth Montague-Hellen. Beth and Alex host, organize and otherwise inspire us with their pioneering work at LGBTQ+STEM where their patience, generosity, and tireless efforts boost the visibility of, and create a network for, LGBTQ+ people working in STEM fields.
Both winners will be awarded a much-deserved medal and a gift of £5,000 each at the Royal Society's Annual Diversity Conference to be held at a future date. Adrift Lab could not be more proud and supportive of everything that Alex and Beth do, and the entire LGBTQ+STEM community! As Alex always says “Good science happens because of good people”. And as we say in Newfoundland, Alex and Beth are “best kind”.
About the Award: The Royal Society Athena Prize is awarded biennially (in even years) for teams working in UK academic and research communities, who have contributed most to the advancement of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) within their communities.
The Royal Society Athena Prize was established in 2016 and is provided by a gift to the Society. The recipients of the prize receive a medal and a gift of £5,000.