Outer Space I Inner Space was commended in the Public Engagement Project of the Year category of the Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research. The award celebrates the sharing of the world-class research carried out at Dundee with the wider public and is given to the project and researcher that made the greatest contribution to public engagement in the past year.

Outer Space | Inner Space is a science communication venture, creating an adaptable immersive space at the iconic Mills Observatory, supported by an interactive, science outreach programme to promote cutting-edge research from the University of Dundee in Life Sciences, Computing, Physics, Mathematics, Medicine and Astronomy. Much of the work in this GRE funded project has been led by Rolf Black based in the School of Science and Engineering along with input from researchers in GRE and other departments in the School.  Valerie Bentivegna, a PHOQUS PhD student based in the Nathke lab, was commended in the Engaged Researcher of the Year category for her “inventive and energetic approaches to public engagement” which included her involvement in the Outer Space I Inner Space project.