Inspiring The Next Generation of Scientists

Before the start of summer, Staffordshire University took part in the Potteries STEM Festival, celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Dr Alison Davidson, one of our Technical Skills Specialists, and Mark Broadhead, a PhD Researcher, ran an activity for year 12 students titled ‘The Chemistry of Drugs and Guns’.

The hour-long session, demonstrating how Chemistry is used in Forensic Science, began in the Analytical Lab before moving to the SEM Lab. The visitors and were shown how to use the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX).

We are looking forward to inspiring more scientists this academic year through outreach and events.

All of the equipment in our laboratories is open to all of our students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, to use for their research and project work. 

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About lmw2

Dr Laura Walton-Williams is the Course Leader for the Forensic Investigation Degrees at Staffordshire University. Her research interests focus on Forensic Biology, including DNA analysis, body fluid interpretation, sexual offences and blood pattern interpretation.

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