Sixth form scientists awarded

Date Published:
Monday 15 October 2018

Earlier this month, five of our sixth form students attended the 'Bring It On' science fair to present their research projects for the regional Big-Bang-Fair competition.

Over the summer, Muzghan Wazir, Jack Whinnom, Megan Goss, Cameron Arkle and Kieron Robson participated in post-graduate research projects at local universities through an initiative run by the Nuffield Foundation. As part of the programme, they needed to present their research projects to judges in order to be considered for awards.

All five students were presented with certificates by the Nuffield Foundation for completing the programme. Three of the students were also presented with awards from the judging panel.

Cameron was awarded the innovation prize for his project about the application of positive psychological therapies to help treat people living with lower limb amputations. Jack was awarded the resilience prize for his project about water chemistry in a fjord fed by a glacier in west Greenland.

Megan was awarded for her project about dye-sensitised solar-cells and has become one of the ten finalists who qualify to compete at the Big Bang UK Young Scientist and Engineers Competition in March 2019. We’ll let you know how she gets on - watch this space.

Well done to all five students who took part.

Sixth form scientists awarded