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Seven Edinburgh Leadership Awards

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:

International Quant Championship

Matthew Markham, an undergraduate student in the School of Chemistry, has achieved 2nd place in the UK in the International Quant Championship.

The International Quant Championship is a global, quantitative finance competition takes place on WorldQuant’s intuitive, web-based simulation platform, WebSim, an online environment where users can translate ideas for predicting the movement of financial markets. This year saw over 20,000 participant enter, representing 3,000 universities across 140 countries.

Gold Medal for iGEM Team

Congratulations to the 2018 Edinburgh Undergraduate iGEM team who have been awarded a Gold Medal at the annual iGEM jamboree event in Boston. The interdisciplinary team comprised members from across the University and this year included Chemistry (MBC) student Inga Gražulytė.

Enactus World Cup

Prince Chakanyuka is a chemistry student who is also part of Enactus Edinburgh. With colleagues from Edinburgh he recently attended the Enactus World Cup in the USA. Here he tells us about his experiences at Edinburgh and at the competition in California.