Media, Features and Awards

Awards:

Gujarat Gaurav (Pride of Gujarat) Award (Female Category), Gujarat Public Affairs Council of Canada

Awarded in the Female category for outstanding contributions to Outreach and Research as a Gujarati in Canada, 2019

 

Award of Excellence Operations, Parks and Recreation Ontario

Awarded to the town of Richmond Hill and the partner organizations (including Space Explorers Program – which was proposed and led by Dr. Patel) for unique programs, activities and events at David Dunlap Observatory, 2019

 

Social Media Prize, International Astronomical Union

Awarded Social Media prize (Certificate and Telescope) for outstanding contributions for popularizing the events on social media during the 100 Hours of Astronomy Campaign, 2019

(Selected) Invited Talks:

2019

  • Invited Talk - The Stellar Detective: Solving the Mystery of Massive Star Formation, Pint of Science, London, Ontario, May 21, 2019

  • Invited Talk - Cancer and Space, Let’s Talk Cancer, London, Ontario, May 7, 2019

  • Invited Talk - Let the Universe Inspire the Next Generation, Ignite Talk, EdCamp, London, Ontario, April 27, 2019

  • Invited Talk - Life as an Astronomer and Science Communicator, The Addictive Brain (Instagram Live), March 31, 2019

  • Invited Talk - Space, Life of an Indian Astrophysicist living in Canada, Outreach, Science Communication and Education, Live with Space India during the 100 Hours of Astronomy event, Space India (Facebook Live), January 12, 2019

  • Invited Talk - Life an Astronomer, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya/LDRP Institute of Technology and Research, Gandhinagar, India, January 11, 2019

  • Invited Talk - Life of An Astronomer, LD Engineering College, Ahmedabad, India, January 10, 2019

2018

  • Invited Talk - The Stellar Detective, Nuit Blanche, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada, September 29, 2018

  • Invited Panelist, Immigrant Women in STEM, Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo, September 2018

  • Invited Talk - Open Your Mind! Exploring the Careers Landscape as an Undergraduate or Graduate Student, P. Patel & B. Shankar, Wonder Women in STEM, October 2018

  • Invited Talk - RASC Niagara Falls - The Tale of Disks around Massive Stars, April 19, 2018.

  • Invited Talk - Explore by the Seat of your Pants session - Women in Science, Exploration, Adventure and Conservation - February 26, 2018. You can watch the archived video here!

  • Invited Talk - Skype A Scientist session - two Grade 8 classes - Pleasant Knoll Middle School, South Carolina, February 26, 2018.

  • Invited Panelist - Women of Color Panel at the Women in Planetary Science and Exploration, February 17-18, 2018.

  • Invited Panelist - Public Education, Outreach and Engagement Panel at the Women in Planetary Science and Exploration, February 17-18, 2018.

2017

  • Invited Talk - Explore by the Seat of your Pants session - Stars, Planets and Disks - Space Week - November 15, 2017. You can watch the archived video here!

  • Interviewed for International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) event being held at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory - October 28, 2017

    • CBC Radio London - Check out the interview here!

  • Interviewed for Asteroid Day event being held at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory - June 30, 2017

    • CBC Radio London - Check out the interview here!

    • AM980 London - Check out the interview here!

  • Invited Talk - Life in Universe, SPARK Conference, Thames Valley District School Board, London, Canada, October 2017

  • Invited Talk - The Tale of Disks around Massive Stars, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Hamilton Centre, Hamilton, Canada, May 4, 2017

  • Invited Talk - Hamilton Amateur Astronomers monthly meeting - The Tale of Disks around Massive Stars - March 10, 2017.

  • Invited Talk - Explore by the Seat of your Pants session - Stars, Planets and Disks - Space Week - February 10, 2017. You can watch the archived video here!

2016

  • Invited Talk - The Inner Gaseous Disks of Herbig Be Stars, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, December 2016

  • Invited Talk - Solar System Exploration, Riverbend Speaker Series, London, Canada, September 2016

  • Invited Talk - Mercury Mapping Workshop, Mercury Transit, Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory, London, Canada, May 2016

  • Featured in the 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication by Science Borealis, October 2016.

  • Featured PhD graduate student for the Department of Physics and Astronomy - Western University - Watch why Parshati choose to go to Western for her graduate studies here! You can read her interview here.

2015

  • Featured in STARtorialist Friday Feature for her space themed clothing and accessories. Check out the article here!

  • Invited Panelist, Unexplored Space & What Awaits, Physics Undergraduate Conference (PhUnC), Western University, London, Canada, March 2015

2014

  • Women in Astronomy, Vedhshala, Ahmedabad, India, March 2014

  • Astronomy as a Career, Vedhshala, Ahmedabad, India, January 2014