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Hove student on shortlist for top honour
2:10pm Saturday 9th February 2013 in News
A student from Hove has won a place in the finals of a national science and engineering competition.
Emma Reeves impressed the judges with her research into the development of a microelectrode capable of monitoring serotonin concentration from intestinal tissue landing in the finals of the 2013 National Science + Engineering Competition.
She will face students from across the country in a bid to claim one of the UK’s most prestigious science and engineering honours.
Emma’s shortlisted entry will be presented to more than 60,000 people at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, the country’s biggest celebration of science and engineering for young people, held at ExCeL London from March 14 to 17.
The judging panel includes TV science star Professor Brian Cox, celebrated space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt, and mathematician and Countdown co-host Rachel Riley.
Sir Roland Jackson, chief executive of the British Science Association, which runs the National Science and Engineering Competition, said: “Emma’s entry illustrates the talent our young people possess. Her project has captured our imagination and we hope it spurs others on to enter next year’s competition.”
Schools and families across Hove can now register for free tickets to The Big Bang Fair.
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