Disadvantaged pupils to work alongside Royal Society fellows Partnership aims to widen participation in science, technology, engineering and maths

By Rebecca Mckelvey Uncategorized

School pupils from low-income households will get the chance to participate in work placements with Royal Society fellows as part of a scheme aimed at widening participation in science. In2ScienceUK, a charity that facilitates work experience at universities and companies for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, announced on 8 October that it would be partnering with […]

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Getting In2Science by Victoria T

By Rebecca Mckelvey 2017

Victoria and her placement with Prof. Dickenson at UCL This year, we ran a blog competition, supported and judged by New Scientist. The winner was Victoria (Harris Sixth Form, South Norwood, Croydon), who worked with Professor Anthony Dickenson from the UCL department Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology. He works on pain investigating how sensory messages get […]

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My Experience with in2science, by George Padolsey

By Rebecca Mckelvey Uncategorized

For the tenth time in a row, the impossibly thin piece of metal alloy broke. Of course, this wasn’t a normal metal alloy but was in-fact platinum-iridium wire. This is the kind of equipment you normally only get access to in your third year of a physics degree. Yet through the access provided by in2science, […]

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The effect of sleep deprivation on the reaction time of Drosophila melanogaster flies

By Rebecca Mckelvey 2016

By Filitsa Theodoridou   As part of my research placement at Imperial College London, I was given the fantastic opportunity by my supervisor, Dr Alice French, to take on my own mini-project. The idea was to test whether the speed of probosis extension reflex (PER) differs between slept and sleep deprived Drosophila melanogaster flies. This was […]

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One week in Manolis Fanto