Rebecca Lait

Rebecca Lait

Hello from Bologna! My name is Beckie Lait, I am 21 years old and I have just started my PRACE Summer of HPC journey! I have been looking forward to this opportuity for so long and I am so pleased that it is now upon me.

I come from a small village in England but have just finished my third year out of four, of my Theoretical Physics Integrated Masters degree at the University of Manchester. This means I will be starting the Masters part of the course when I return to University in September. I hope to learn a lot from this incredible experience with PRACE and use it to help me to progress next year.

This is the CINECA centre in Bologna, Italy, where myself and the other 2019 PRACE Summer of HPC students completed our training week.

I am so excited to start the following part of my journey next week after completing the training sessions this week in CINECA, Bologna. On Saturday, I will be travelling to Athens, Greece where I will join the Biomedical Research Foundation in a project regarding High Performance Computing, HPC.

My future dream would be to reduce and to contribute to the elimination of animal testing. After becoming vegetarian at the age of 14 and then vegan at 18, animal rights are extremely important to me and I am ecstatic to be working on a project in Greece that will be able to direct me down this career path of finding reliable and accurate alternatives!

This is a photo of one of the delicious vegan meals I have had since arriving in Bologna.

Make sure to keep an eye out for my future blogs so that I can take you on my journey with me!

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8 comments on “Rebecca Lait
  1. Jan skelton says:

    Hi so great to read your blog and i am sure you will benefit so much from this fantastic oportunity with this company xxxx love jan xxxx

  2. Karen Rabjohn says:

    Fabulous first blog. I look forward to the rest.

    • Rebecca Lait says:

      Thank you so much for your support! I am really enjoying the project and can’t wait to let you know everything that has happened since!

  3. Megan says:

    Loving how you link your physics background to such a great cause! Keep us posted <3

  4. Brenda Fudby says:

    Hi Beckie, I am here from your vegan Instagram and as a non-scientist myself the whole concept of modelling is very new to me but sounds so interesting! Love the fact you are working hard to make a positive impact on the world!

    All the best, Brenda 🙂

    • Rebecca Lait says:

      Hello Brenda! Thank you so much for your comment! I am so pleased to see that my vegan Instagram account has allowed my blog to reach such a large range of people! I look forward to keeping you updated on my project and progress! 😀

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