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.
Professor Knox was a remarkable man who obtained a BSc (1st class hons) in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1949 and a PhD from Cambridge University. He returned to a Lectureship at Edinburgh in 1953 and remained with us until his retirement.
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.
A high level meeting, "Joint efforts against infectious diseases: HIV, TB, HCV", was co-organised by the European Commission, the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Russian Ministry of Health, along with two key EU funded Horizon 2020 projects, ARREST-TB and CARE, involved in joint research with Russia on infectious diseases – HIV, TB and HCV.
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 Our Health project has been selected to receive Principal's Teaching Award Scheme funding. Our Health projects create community-based research that invites local communities to set real-world research questions and agendas around health and wellbeing. The project is based on the ‘science shops’ model that is used widely across Europe to try to bridge research institutes and wider society.
Representing the UK Soil Security Programme at The Royal Society London event, Dr Nicholle Bell showcased the outputs of the research program focusing on UK peatland restoration. Presenting to farmers, soil scientists and policy makers, she demonstrated the practical implications and policy impact of their research.