Tuesday 9 August 2022
DPhil student receives Diana Award
Keble Graduate student and Rhodes Scholar Nadja Yang (DPhil Engineering Science) has been selected for the prestigious Diana Award for social action with her engineering, sustainability and intercultural work.
Founded in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. It was established in 1999 to honour individuals who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities and create long lasting change on a global scale.
Nadja is the president of the ‘European Young Engineers’ (EYE), the largest European non-profit organisation of its kind that represents over 500,000 members, bridging the gap between policy and technology. Deeply passionate about saving the planet and its people, she believes engineering technologies are key to tackle grand challenges like global warming and COVID-19. As young engineers are often barely represented in youth activism or policy to date, she provides a platform to speak up and create innovative solutions.