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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

The RSC's Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) scheme is a schools outreach activity which is FREE!

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 UV-vis and IR spectrometers

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.

More Information

  • Please check the calendar below to see when the equipment is already booked
  • For other general enquiries contact the SIAS team
  • The RSC provides a range of resources for spectroscopy - try exploring Spectra School