A group made up of undergradaute and postgraduate students as well as academics, co-ordinated by Dr Anna-Maria Maciejuk, will return to Rothesay Academy this weekend to offer an insight into research in the School of Chemistry. Professor Eleanor Campbell is a former pupil at Rothesay Academy.
Proteus has been nominated as the EPSRC Flagship Project for the International Reception at the AAAS 2018 Conference. EPSRC have asked us to represent EPSRC Proteus through our public engagement work and are delighted that we will bring our new mobile exhibit to the event.
Over 500 VIP guests and registered delegates are expected to attend the reception.
As part of the Midlothian Science Festival four PhD students, headed to Paradykes Primary school to run a "Fantastic Plastic" workshop with the p4 and p5 classes.
Loaded with hot plates, mini lab coats and enough corn starch, vinegar and glycerol to make several kilos of bio-polymer we arrived at Paradykes PS to a warm welcome.
The friendly and welcoming staff and the enthusiastic and engaged pupils made the day great fun! After their taste of hands on experiments hopefully there are now lots of budding chemists at Paradykes Primary!
In early October I found out that I'd been selected to take part in the live finals of I'm A Scientist Get Me Out of Here. I'm a Scientist is an online public engagement event where students meet and chat to scientists from all over the world.
As 3pm approached on Tuesday 22nd of November, a recognisable yet intriguing voice could be heard emanating from the museum of the Joseph Black Building.
Quentin Cooper was in the building!
The science journalist and facilitator known to most for his 14 years at the helm of Radio 4's Material World, was in Edinburgh to talk about how society can dispel the stereotypical images of scientists, as part of the Enlightenment Lecture series.
On Friday 4th November 2016, we welcomed chemistry teachers from 8 different schools in Edinburgh and beyond to the School of Chemistry to find out more about the fantastic research going on here.
The Chemical Physics Student Leaders team contributed to two School of Chemistry events in 2016 - the annual Doors Open Day in September and the Chemical Physics 50th Anniversary celebration on 15th October 2016. The team hopes to involve more undergraduate students in future years.
Last week, Ariana Jones and Hannah Levene set out to tour high schools in the Scottish Highlands in a car full of high-tech kit (value several times more than the car)!
Funded by the RSC Spectroscopy in A Suitcase programme and supported by the loan of a benchtop NMR by the School of Chemistry, they brought with them FT-IR, UV and benchtop NMR spectrometers to inspire high school students and to show them the wonders of spectroscopy.
March saw us get involved with STEM week at Prestonfield Primary, with the students enjoying a break from their usual lessons to receive visits from the Holyrood Park Rangers, the RSPB and university researchers from a range of disciplines.