UCL Engineering Exchange


In2Science student placement completed

3 August 2018

The EngEx worked with A-level students to think about ways communities can tackle the problems of air quality affecting Londoners

In2Science students view an air quality sensor with Dr Samuel Stamp

Today marked the end of a two-week study placement with A-level students Megan Goodwin and Temitope Kalejaiye. The Engineering Exchange hosted the students after they won a competitive place on the In2Science programme, which aims to expose talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds to STEM career opportunities.

As part of their programme, the students met with a range of UCL academics working in the fields of chemistry, engineering and community engagement to hear about their work and to tour laboratories. They also visited the Walthamstow wetlands to learn about the Thames21 community modelling project. The students then undertook a challenge to monitor air quality in their homes and collect data which they analysed with the help of Samuel Stamp, a Teaching Fellow in the Bartlett School of the Environment, Energy and Resources.

The students wrote a report and made final presentations about their placement. You can read the reports and view the presentations below.

Read the report

View the presentation