Year 10 students from Sarah Bonnell School have been taking part in a 10-week science club scheme.
Some of our Year 10 students had the privilege of participating in ‘The Science Clubs’ by UEL, where they had the incredible opportunity of exploring engineering, hydrology and bioscience. All the sessions were hands on, ranging from supplying clean water in an urban setting as well as microorganism quantification involving new laboratory techniques such as serial dilution and gram staining.
They carried out intriguing experiments which stretched their scientific imagination. For instance, observing live micro-organisms such as bacillus subtilis, saccharomyces and E.coli. In addition to that, they also visited UEL in order to use more advanced equipment. They were able to work with the PHD students from UEL who gave them insight into the university style education.
“I was very impressed with the quality, skill, and depth of knowledge,” said Dr Mihaela Anca Ciupala, senior lecturer at UEL’s school of architecture, computing, and engineering.