To encourage young women to consider science careers.
The competition has been launched nationwide with help from IGGY, Sepnet, STEMNet, Ogden Trust and IOP.
The competition to win an all-expenses paid place on the XMaS Scientist Experience 2017:
Students have been asked to write a two page essay on "What is the legacy of Kathleen Lonsdale both in terms of her scientific discoveries and for women in science?" as well as being asked why they would like to go on the trip.
To help you with your research on Kathleen Lonsdale we have delveloped a quiz.
The deadline for the competition is 8th February 2017. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your entry or bring it along to a XMaS Science Gala.16 winners will then be selected from a panel of judges and informed in March 2017.
XMaS Scientist Experience 2017:
The trip will take place 2nd-6th July 2017. Where students will experience what life might be like as an international research scientist. They will visit the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and take part in the Synchrotron@School Programme.
Watch the video that was made by the ESRF team in July 2017:
They will have the chance to tour the XMaS Beamline and meet scientists from lots of disciplines, as well as having the chance to explore the beautiful city of Grenoble.
Our winners are now back from Grenoble, where they were able to enjoy the XMaS Scientist Experience and the sunshine! Their feedback on the trip is very positive.
'Thank you so much for taking me on the trip it was amazing and I learnt so much!' Jasmine
'I found the whole experience invaluable, I learnt so much more physics than I would in probably a week's worth of lessons (or maybe more than that😅). I also admire how everyone became friends so easily- this was the first group of people I've met that share similar interests to me. I even found out that someone else is going to the same summer school as me so I'm less worried for that 😊.' Laura S.
XMaS Science Galas:
The XMaS Science Galas 2017 took place at University of Liverpool on 10th January 2017 and University of Warwick on 25th January 2017.
University of Warwick, Physics Department, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL
n dot borrel at warwick dot ac dot uk