The annual MESA+ Meeting was held the 26th of September, 2016. Several prizes were awarded during the event, including the Dave Blank Outreach Award which went to Loes Segerink for multiplicity and diversity of her media performances.

The MESA+ Meeting is an annual symposium meant to showcase various projects and programs of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. The event’s program included lectures, networking sessions, a poster competition and also aforementioned award. Loes Segerink: the winner of Dave Blank Outreach Award This year’s Dave Blank Outreach Award, consisting of €1.000 to be spend on outreach activities, was given to Loes Segerink. Since the beginning of her PhD research,  Segerink has been a highly communicative researcher and she has actively presented her research - developing a test for the fertility of sperm – in various media. The jury of the Dave Blank Award decided to award the prize to Loes Segerink because of multiplicity and diversity of her media performances, her enthusiasm in these performances and the inspiring manner she draws (inter)national attention to her research, and therefore is a role model for other young researchers.