Schools Collaborative Crystal Chemistry Project (SCCCP) [poster]

Paschke, B., Price, D., Lavelle, K. and Sharma, E. (2017) Schools Collaborative Crystal Chemistry Project (SCCCP) [poster]. Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy, Edinburgh, Scotland, 29-30 Jun 2017.

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This poster presents details of the Schools Collaborative Crystal Chemistry Project (SCCCP) which is a multi-faceted distributed, crowd-sourced research project. There are several aims of the SCCCP itself; such as getting groups of school pupils to systematically study crystallisations from different mixtures with the view to discovering a new compound in their classroom. Additionally, the project combines the opportunity for final year undergraduate students to engage with work-related learning and to develop their graduate attributes by creating supporting resources that assist in the delivery of the project within schools. This example of citizen science also raises the profile of the University of Glasgow in our local community. As the UK is currently experiencing a shortfall in STEM workers2,3, the fun aspect to the project will hopefully engage school pupils to study science in later years This project allows pupils to participate in exciting experiments and an achievable, possibly/probably original, practical research project of their own with the aim to discover unknown crystals through crystallization of two ionic salts. In the trial scheme, pupils at The Glasgow Academy discovered a completely new polymorph of calcium formate4. email 1. (last accessed 26th March 2017) 2. (last accessed 26th March 2017) 3. Tough Choices (2016) A.T. Kearney and Confederation of British Industry. 4. (last accessed 26th March 2017)

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Price, Dr Daniel and Paschke, Dr Beth
Authors: Paschke, B., Price, D., Lavelle, K., and Sharma, E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry

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