Chemistry in Action Conference

On Monday a mixed group of Chemistry students from Year 12 and 13 travelled into Manchester to attend the Chemistry in Action Conference. There were 5 sessions during the conference with leading scientists presenting their findings from the impossibly small nano-microscopy up to the impossibly big problems in using forensics to solve UK waste crime. All students gave positive feedback about their experience, and generally agreed that Dr Tim Gregory (Nuclear Chemist at the Sellafield nuclear power plant) was the most engaging and inspiring personality. Ameer was up onto the stage like a shot to help demonstrate how electron microscopes can use the principle of light diffraction, and Jacob was keen to speak to Dr Gregory at the end of his talk with further questions. A grand day had by all, and a new trip to add to the Science department rotation! 

Mr Ashfield and Ms Ayub