Royal Institution Materclass a success
Members of EE & the LCN develop a Nanotechnology masterclass for London school children.
On Saturday the 7th of March Staff from Electronic and Electrical engineering along with staff from the LCN welcomed year 9 students from schools across London to UCL.
The students spent their Saturday learning about Nanotechnology and undertook sessions where among other things they became parts of an Atomic Force microscope and discovered the structure of molecules on a nano-scale.
All students left saying they had enjoyed themselves and more importantly were able to explain what nanotechnology was, and ways in which it is used in very varied fields of science and technology.
The sessions were developed entirely by the members of EE & the LCN. The day formed part of the engineering masterclass series which has been developed with the Faculty of engineering and the Royal Institution.
Some comments left by students included:
“ I liked finding out things I’ve never thought about before, like how you look at nano objects. ”
“ I liked most looking at the molecules and learning that nanotechnology could improve the way things work.”
“ I liked the interactive parts and being part of an AFM microscope.”
The Royal Institution has plans to run these masterclasses annually with various UCL departments. You can read about UCL Computer Science's Royal Institute masterclass via this link: http://www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/news/young-londoners-learn-engineers-save-lives-masterclasses-royal-institution-ucl/