Five Notre Dame students were selected for and successful completed a Nuffield Research Placement (NRP) over the summer.
The NRP programme “provides engaging, hands-on research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent research collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination.).”
These are the students who took part, and the projects they worked on. We'd like to congratulate them all for their impressive achievement.
Seble Amir: Discovery of novel anti-Leukaemia, anti-inflammatory and anti-metastatic drugs. York St John University.
Leonids Bessonovs: Artificial intelligence-based face recognition. University of Bradford.
Lia Groundwell: Calibration and characterisation of an instrument to measure atmospheric ozone. University of York.
Asniette Tecle: Building an e-learning module to teach error analysis to atmospheric scientists. The National Centre for Atmospheric Science.
Yordanose Tefferi: Trend analysis and research into the engineering and manufacturing routes for graduates and apprentices, and how the landscape has changed over the last 5-10 years. She was the first Nuffield student to be placed with Ganymede, and was described as a trailblazer by NRP.