Four of Cronton Sixth Form’s gifted and talented science students have inspired their future careers after completing the prestigious Nuffield Research Placement.
The Nuffield Research Placement provides selected students with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to gain valuable experience in the workplace and university research centres during the summer holidays.
The hardworking students are all part of the Centre of Excellence in Science and Maths and they were offered the opportunity to apply for the scheme through the Tomorrow’s Scientists Programme at the College.
The students that were selected from Cronton Sixth Form this year were:
- Charlie Lamb, formerly of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College
- Mecmillan Rajaratnam formerly of Wade Deacon High School
- Lauryn Hall formerly of Wade Deacon High School
- Patricia Davies formerly of Wade Deacon High School
After completing their projects in the summer the successful students from Cronton have joined other students from across the country to showcase their research skills and hard work to an audience of parents, mentors and guests from the Science, Technology and Engineering sector at The University of Liverpool.
Charlie Lamb said, “The Nuffield Research Placement allowed me to gain experience in STEM areas that would not normally be accessible to 17 year olds.”
Dr. Paul Jackson, A Level Physics Lecturer at the College said, “The Nuffield Research Project is a fantastic opportunity for the students to find out what life as a research scientist is really about. This year’s students have gained valuable experience which will help them identify future careers and will also look amazing on their university application forms.
“Students that took part in last year’s Nuffield Research Project have progressed to some of the most prestigious universities such as Manchester and Chicago USA to study courses including Pharmacy and Physics. We look forward to finding out what interesting projects they will work on in the future.”