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3 Minute Thesis

Congratulations to Melissa Ladyman who has been selected as one of the three PhD students to represent the College in the University final of the 3-Minute Thesis competition.

The 3 Minute Thesis competition is an opportunity for PhD students at the University of Edinburgh to gain experience in public engagement by communicating their research to an intelligent lay audience???around the world.

Good luck to Melissa in the University final which is on 24 July! The winner will represent the University in the international Universitas 21 competition.

Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Sarah Thomas has been awarded this year's Sir William Darling Memorial Prize.

This is awarded to a student at the University of Edinburgh who by example, scholarship or pre-eminence in sport has done most to advance or enhance the reputation of the University.

The prize was awarded for Sarah's work in engaging the local community with real research taking place in the School of Chemistry.

The prize will be awarded at the Freshers Welcoming ceremony on 12th September at the McEwan Hall.

Best Presentation Award

Nicholle Bell (University of Edinburgh) and Matthew Renshaw (Cambridge University) have been jointly awarded best presentation prize at this year's Royal Society of Chemistry NMR Discussion Group postgraduate meeting held in the School of Chemistry on June 20.

They will now each present their work at the December 2013 NMR DG meeting in London.

Poster Prize for Placement Student

Congratulations to Adam Michalchuk whose poster, "Complexities of Mechanochemistry: Elucidating Mechanochemical Reactions in a Simple Organic System", won the student poster prize at the 21st International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State recently held in Oxford.

Adam is one of the two students on the Year Abroad Programme who spent the last academic year at the University of Novosibirsk in Russia working under the supervision of Prof. Elena Boldyreva.

Poster Prize

Well done to Nina Chadwick for winning the (only) poster prize at the conference "Transforming Materials Chemistry" at St Andrews earlier this week. The conference had a stellar list of speakers and it was great for an Edinburgh contribution to be highlighted in front of the international assembly.