As part of a long-term School strategic plan the School of Chemistry is delighted to welcome Widening Participation and Outreach Project Officer, Dr Rebecca Burns and Alumni Relations Marketing Officer, Kerry Balkwill who both started recently. These two new roles complete the new team led by Martin Boddie, Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications.
Feeling inspired by Bake Off? Looking to add some extra excitement to dinner time?
Dr James Cumby and the other experts at Chemistry World have got you covered. They have recently published an article on the science of the Victoria sponge. Instead of just following a recipe, you can now find out what happens as you combine your ingredients and what's really important to get the perfect, light, delicious cake.
The University of Edinburgh will launch its virtual Doors Open Day on the 26th of September.
Members of the public will be able to explore the King's Buildings campus through an interactive website that takes you into the heart of our research spaces and gives a behind-the-scenes look at our buildings. There will also be interactive activities to discover as you explore.
Back in April Dr David Clarke decided to run a cook-off to find the best culinary chemist from various groups around the UK.
Run via Twitter, with votes cast each week to find the most impressive food creations, the contest is now in its final week after a month of fierce competition.
Update 20th May 2020: To date the Scientist Next Door has hosted over 20 sessions and has been contacted by more than 30 families. Some 50 scientists from across the world have signed up to help, allowing the team to reach more households in the UK and abroad.
As of today, COVID-19 lockdowns are implemented in more than 160 countries around the globe, affecting over 90% of the World's student population. This impacts directly on children's education, removing an opportunity to learn through activities and interactions.
The School of Chemistry recently offered teaching lab access to advanced higher students who are undertaking their projects. Recently, a local school requested to use our IR facilities. The pupils were met by members of our public outreach team of Dom Cairns-Gibson, Kieran Nicholson Emily Xu and were given a demonstration on the use of the IR spectrometer. They were then able to run their own samples and collect data for their projects.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, advanced higher pupils at a local high school were unable to complete their project work in school. The pupils were invited to the inorganic and organic teaching labs in the School of Chemistry for a two-day workshop, where they were provided with all of the resources to complete their projects.
The Chemistry on Tour – Inspiring Science programme included a visit to Dunoon Grammar School on the 18th of February 2020.
The Edinburgh Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) team made up of PhD students from the School of Chemistry: Emily Goddard, Daniel Cutler and Katie Grant. Ran a murder mystery workshop at Broughton High School in Edinburgh, on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase program.