2019 was a good year for FinDiP: we signed up many new members, changed our name and rebooted our websites, wrote articles for our community and lobbied for a parallel session at the next Physics Days. The work of our chairperson Dr. Milica Todorović (Aalto, department of Applied Physics) was rewarded in the Aalto University School of Science Awards in December 2019, with the “Team-building and Co-operation Award“.
In addition to chairing FinDiP, Milica has organised workshops on materials simulations for high-school girls at the “Shaking Up Tech” events, and visited Finnish schools to talk about her research through the “Scientists in Schools” programme. She shared the prize with Dr. Talayeh Aledavood, who organises diversity events at the department of Computer Science at Aalto. We hope that our universities continue to champion diversity work!