On Monday 1 July, Molly Bosworth and Lucy Kennett from the Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar school were invited to present their research on the radioactive properties of tea at Queen Mary University London.
As part of the Institute for Research in School ( IRIS) project the pupils have carried out independent research using an MX-10 chip as used in Cern to detect high energy radioactive particles. Visiting professors and the event organisers commented on the high quality of their presentation and their research. Don’t worry tea is ( mostly ) harmless.
The Langton STEM Research Symposium
The 2019 Langton STEM research symposium was a huge success with over 100 guests, students and staff in attendance. This year we hosed 18 talks, a poster session and a new "innovation session" where students were able to show of new STEM initiatives. Among the new initiatives this year was SolarGen, a forest fire detector, a study on the effects of scent, the Langton Girls' Scientist Journal, VEX robotics, the F1 in Schools project and Tonesight.
We were privileged to hear a keynote speech from Cal Hewitt, co-creator of Tonesight and the evening was rounded off by and amazing documentary about Tonesight, created by a student. All in all, this proved to be an excellent opportunity for our students to engage the wider community with their research work and we expect it to continue for many years.