Prizes and 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:
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.
Euan Doidge is the winner of this year's Norma and Fraser Stoddart Prize.
Euan gave a talk at the award ceremony entitled "WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction" which covered his research experiences and his passion for teaching and science communication.
Stoddart Prize winners are expected not only to have demonstrated superior research accomplishments throughout their time at Edinburgh but they should also have contributed to the life of students within the School of Chemistry and beyond.
Congratulations to Euan!
Congratulations to Katie Grant, who won the runner up prize representing the School of Chemistry at the @SCIupdate National Undergraduate Research Symposium which took place at Imperial College on the 28th of June. Her talk was titled "“A Mechanistic Study of the gem-Difluorocyclopropanation of Alkenes by TMSCF3“.
Congratulations to Aaron Scott from the Lusby and Brechin groups who won best poster prize at the Scottish Dalton meeting held at Heriot Watt University on the 10th June for his poster entitled "Paramagnetic Metallosupramolecular Coordination Cages".
The poster described the host-guest chemistry of [M4L6] cages in which guest encapsulation can be exploited to manipulate the anisotropy of the Co(II) ions and hence the magnetic behaviour of the cage.
To celebrate the launch of the new School of Chemistry branded hoodies a selfie competition was launched on twitter to highlight the new hoodies around key Edinburgh ‘landmarks’.
Over 240 staff and students ordered the new Chemistry hoodies and zoodies in 10 different colours, making the School of Chemistry one of the best-represented and most colourful Schools in the city.
Ella Ogilvy, an undergraduate student currently studying in the School of Chemistry, has been awarded a Carnegie Vacation Scholarship.