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YOUR FUTURE: University's chemistry workshops in a class of their own.

MORE than 100 A-level students had the chance of seeing state- of-the-art instrumentation at a Masterclass held at the University of Reading, Chemistry Department in July.

The students spent the day in the Department attending presentations and workshops on spectroscopy, an integral part of the chemistry A-level specifications, and visiting the instruments and observing data collection.

In the afternoon students attended lectures on atmospheric chemistry and catalysis and had some inside information on how to ensure that coveted university place. It was an opportunity for many to have a taste of university study at first hand.

Dr John McKendrick from the department demonstrated sample presentation on the nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to a group of students from Slough. Other instruments on show were the mass spectrometer and fourier transform infrared spectrometer.

The Masterclass is one of a series of events organised by the Chemistry Teachers' Centre at the University.

The Teachers' Centre aims to bring together university staff, teachers and students to promote Chemistry in education, the environment and industry.

The School of Chemistry at the University of Reading holds regular spectroscopic techniques workshops, endorsed by the RSC, as inset days for teachers, Masterclasses for dedicated chemistry students and A-level revision classes.

For further details contact the Teachers Centre representative, Dr Elizabeth Page on 0118 9318457.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 15, 2002
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