Friday, 29 November 2013

Science meets X-Factor: welcome to the S-Factor

The DTC Research Students' NobelPrize series of talk/discussions blossomed into a X-Factor-style competition in the Devonport High School for Boys yesterday. With dry ice and dodgy 1970's music, and Head of SoBHS Neil Avent as Simon Cowell, despite heroic performances by Sarah Rustage and Laura Pettit on behalf of the Higgs Boson and DDT respectively, first prize went to Emi-Jo Mawson, an undergraduate currently doing a placement project at Derriford. She presented the 1962 Prize for the structure of DNA. The event was covered by the Herald and is part of our drive to get more young people interested in scientific research as a career.