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.
The Edinburgh University outreach team visited Rothesay on 21st and 22nd January to run their regular science workshops for S3 and S1 at the school and hold a Science Evening at Rothesay Castle on the 21st, as part of the Baird of Bute Inspiring Science programme. The visit was financed with generous support from Afton Chemicals.
Emily Goddard, Daniel Cutler and Katie Grant went to Baldragon High School in Dundee last Wednesday to run two workshops with the Higher chemistry pupils.
The Public Engagement team had a busy time during the Midlothian Science Festival this year. We devised a chemistry-themed room for the Games Night: Escape Rooms and ran glitter shaker workshops at Gorebridge Library and IKEA. The team were also at the Fun Science Gala Day at Penicuik Library and the Tiny Tots Gala Day! Thanks to the team at Midlothian Science Festival for coordinating such a wonderful community festival.
The School of Chemistry joined in with the nationwide event of Doors Open Day, opening the doors of the Joseph Black and the Christina Miller Buildings to the public.
Jane Stewart is the daughter of two University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry PhD alumni. She has created a unique celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) – in the form of a macramé version of one of the most influential achievements in modern science.
The extraordinary feat took Jane a staggering 350 hours and features 200,000 knots, which she completed at her Guildford home. Jane is a university of Surrey biochemistry graduate.
Seven students from the School of Chemsitry recently received The Edinburgh Award (Leadership) for Chemistry Community Building. Undergraduate students who held the Edinburgh Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement and postgraduate taught and research students were eligible to take part.
This year the following students achieved the award:
The School of Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement team consisting of undergraduate (Mohamed Katish), postgraduate students (Dom Cairns-Gibson, Hal Lewis) and staff (Dr Anna-Maria Maciejuk and Prof. Eleanor Campbell) participated in the annual Baird of Bute Festival of Flight on Saturday, 7th of September 2019, at Ettrick Bay.
Four fully-funded Chemistry Undergraduate Vacation Internships sponsored by Afton Chemical offered at the School of Chemistry for eight weeks this summer have been filled.
The Internships were very competitive this year, with a large number of applicants. The awards were offered via application followed by an interview process. Successful students will be working on individual projects within the following research groups:
We recently hosted the STEM Academy 2019 at the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland. The academies aim to increase the opportunity for primary teachers to become more familiar with how sciences are taught and developed in secondary education and gain a greater awareness of career prospects in STEM subjects.