Uxbridge College students (L-R) Andrew MacDonald, Dennis Dua and Chris Kenny create moulds of teeth during a CSI forensic science workshop.Crimebusting students at Uxbridge College dusted for fingerprints and checked them against suspects’ during National Science & Engineering Week. They also took moulds of teeth marks as part of their inquiries into (fictitious) criminal activity.The students on the Level 3
Crimebusting students at Uxbridge College dusted for fingerprints and checked them against suspects’ during National Science & Engineering Week. They also took moulds of teeth marks as part of their inquiries into (fictitious) criminal activity.
The students on the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Forensic Science took part in CSI day run by former Scotland Yard investigators, while others on a range of different courses joined in other activities.
Also on the agenda were: a visit by Imperial College Medical School aimed at encouraging and preparing students to apply for medicine degrees; a chess tournament which included two students each playing four opponents simultaneously, and a contest to build the best paper tower. Participants had to build a tower solely from eight sheets of A4 paper and it had to be strong enough to support a tennis ball. The winners were a team of engineers.
Ray Ferris, Director of Education for 14-19 year olds at Uxbridge College, and its lead on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), said: “Uxbridge College takes part in National Science & Engineering Week every year and this one was a great success as usual.
“Science, engineering and maths aren’t just vital for keeping the UK at the forefront of research and business, they can also be enormous fun, which events like this definitely show.
“This is a very important week in the College year during which we run just some of the many activities students can take part in, in addition to their core curriculum. Our great teaching and facilities, combined with a wide range of enrichment activities, makes Uxbridge College an excellent place to study science and engineering and the many other subjects we offer too.”
National Science & Engineering Week is run by the British Science Association and aims to boost interest in science, maths and engineering.