The scheme gives school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy (infra-red and uv-visible) through hands-on experience. As well as covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques.
The equipment can be loaned to a school - which gives students the chance to use it for higher and advanced higher projects as well as the opportunity to analyse compounds they have synthesised. We also offer workshops were postgraduate chemists visit a school to give an introduction to spectroscopy and an opportunity for students to have a go, although this is dependent on the students??? availability.
Meet the SIAS Co-ordinators
Dan Cutler, Katie Grant, Emily Goddard co-ordinate the SIAS scheme at Edinburgh University, alongside their PhD research.