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UCL hosts biochemical engineering course for school children

25 July 2012

This July, UCL played host to a biochemical engineering residential course for 15 and 16-year-old students run by The Smallpeice Trust.

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The students attended a series of lectures, masterclasses and practical activities covering a range of topics related to biochemical engineering. This included the manufacturing of AIDS therapies, amongst others. The course also allowed students a first-hand glimpse into university life.

Activities over the four-day period included a sports night, film night and an evening disco, which enabled students to further discuss their projects and learn more about careers within biochemical engineering.

The course organiser, Yuhong Zhou (UCL Biochemical Engineering), commented: "It is fantastic to show these enthusiastic young students how biochemical engineering enhances the quality of our lives.The students were totally engaged in the activities working with their team and displayed a real enthusiasm for meeting challenges and solving problems.

"The UK has a pressing need for outstanding scientists and engineers, and The Smallpeice Trust courses are an excellent way of showing our most capable young people the attractions of a scientific career. I hope the young people have a feeling for what it's like to live, work and study at an international leading university."

To learn more about The Smalpeice Trust, please visit the link below.

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