Year 12 students to work with distinguished scientistPosted on: 12th Mar 2020
Year 12 Students at SRWA have been synthesising new cutting edge chemicals in the school's science labs as part of a project with the Institute for Research in Schools.
Working with their chemistry teacher Miss Grimwade, they are creating new ionic liquids that could potentially be used to absorb waste chemical dyes currently used widely in the textiles industry. This could provide a new water purification technique that could help reduce the polluting effects of these chemicals that are released into wastewater around the planet.
As a result of their experiments at SRWA, students have been offered the opportunity to work with the next President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor Tom Welton OBE and spend a week working as research assistants in his labs at Imperial College in London. They will not only have the opportunity to experience working with top scientists, but also take their own cutting edge research a step further by utilising the world class facilities in the labs at White City Campus.
Year 12 students Lucy Rawlinson said: "We have been offered a rare opportunity to spend a week in the labs at the White City campus, Imperial College London. I am grateful that Professor Welton has provided this invaluable experience for us because of our involvement in the IRIS project. In the future I am hoping to synthesise and research medicines and specify in biochemistry at a higher level. This work experience allows me to insight a working environment in a lab."