King's Science Team to Represent UK18th March 2009
The European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO) is a national and then a European-wide international competition for teams. Each team comprises three students who have to work together to tackle a series of inter-related Biology, Chemistry and Physics practical tasks.
This year’s King's team of Nathan Hudson-Peacock, Ben Langridge and Jolyon Martin have done brilliantly in the UK event. They worked efficiently and effectively as a team, showing enthusiasm throughout the gruelling three hours of practical work. Tasks included investigating bacterial enzymes, the strength of commercial antacids and the behaviour of a slinky. By the end of the practical all data was recorded, several graphs drawn, various calculations made and questions answered.
Their report was marked by a team of experts and subsequently King’s received a call inviting Nathan, Ben and Jolyon to represent the UK at the European finals in Murcia, Spain in late March. Here they will compete against teams from 21 other EU nations ranging from Cyprus to Latvia. In addition, as UK ambassadors, they will be involved in a host of other activities as seen on the European Union Science Olympiad website.