Workshop in a Box (“WiaB”) is an outreach project developed and managed by a team of PhD students (Emily Goddard, Katie Grant, Daniel Cutler and Ailsa Geddis) in the School of Chemistry and was founded in late 2020 with support from the RSC Outreach Fund. This project aims to allow Scottish secondary school chemistry pupils from all backgrounds access to hands-on experience of real laboratory equipment.
Cool crystals for green heat - Prof. Colin Pulham, University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry
Zoe Gidden, from the Horrocks group, has recently presented her work in a Pecha Kucha presentation for the #Explorathon21 Science in our Lives event. The format challenges presenters to provide a quick, dynamic overview of their research using 20 slides for just 20 seconds each.
In the run up to COP26, the Royal Society of Chemistry are holding a series of online events including a series of Expert Panels on topics ranging from air quality and water climate to agriculture.
On the 29th of September, Dr Jenni Garden participated in a panel on Plastics and Climate Change, which explored the issues of plastic waste and opportunities to develop sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics.
The University of Edinburgh is committed to supporting the use of British Sign Language (BSL) in University activities through its BSL Plan 2018-2024. As part of this, the BSL working group put together a free, two day summer school for deaf & hard of hearing S5/6 (Yr 12/13) students all across the UK taking place on August 10th & 11th 2021.
The School of Chemistry is very excited to host a number of high school students from all over the UK during the online Sutton Trust Summer School taking place the week commencing July 12th 2021. This Summer School has been running since 1997 and is targeted at high-achieving young people in S5 & Year12/13 in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Congratulations to 2020 L’Oréal - UNESCO International Rising Talent Dr Jenni Garden from The University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry.
In this video from UNESCO Jakarta, Dr Garden talks about the current global plastic waste issue and her research on developing sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics.
April is Autism Awareness Month and to mark this the EDI committee organised and hosted a seminar covering the lived experiences of staff and students with autism, touching on raising awareness and providing support to neurodivergent people in higher education.
The event featured three speakers to share their stories as neurodivergent people, presentations from the Disabled Staff Network and Student Disability Service and finished off with a Q&A with the speakers and two students who attend Autism Spectrum support from the Student Disability Service.