The award, in memory of Dr Margaret Steel, is a generous £1000 prize awarded to female students who showed a particular aptitude for innovation and want to develop an idea.
A new teaching and research facility for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has been formally handed over to the University by construction company BAM.
A £4 million research project will develop a new generation of artificial joints that last longer, produce fewer side effects and are better suited for younger people.
Lekha Koria was rewarded for academic excellence in her research into ankle osteoarthritis, winning the MERCIA award from the Engineers Trust.
Field tests have begun using intelligent robots to prevent the spread of coronavirus in busy public spaces.