Shortlisted nominee of the 2014 WISE Girl Award
13 November 2014
Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin, Chetham's School of Music
In addition to her commitment as an elite violinist in a specialist music school, Prishita has developed a keen active interest in medical science and genetics. She has created a science blog called ‘Darwin’s Beard’, making current research accessible for a young audience, and is an Editor for the Young Scientist Journal.
Her work placement research project in the University of Manchester resulted in a novel evolutionary theory being submitted as a peer-reviewed journal paper. She presented the findings to spark an interest in science amongst younger students.
“Prishita’s achievement is astounding, but what impresses me more is how she inspires others” says Dr Tucker Gilman, University of Manchester.