King’s pupils help run Young Scientists Conference at Queens’ College, Cambridge

Three pupils from King’s were part of the student team that helped run the Young Scientists Journal’s (YSJ) Annual Conference at Queens’ College, Cambridge on Wednesday.

The YSJ is a peer-review journal written and edited by students between the ages of 12 and 20.

It was founded here at King’s in 2005 and this year, on the seventh edition of its annual conference, Molly Gu (6a, Walpole), Alex Roskill (6a, Grange) and Vivi Zeng (6a, Walpole) assisted in organising the line-up of presenters as well as coordinating the event.

Dr Ronx of Operation Ouch and Professor Rachel O’Reilly, Head of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, were keynote speakers, and representatives of organisations like Pfizer and the Royal Society of Biology held a panel discussion about their careers in STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics). 

Topics discussed by other speakers included how to weigh atoms by looking at them, the mathematics of disease transmission and the materials used to build an aircraft engine.

Another nine of our pupils attended the conference as delegates along with King’s physics teacher Laura Mawby, who acts as a mentor to students writing for the journal.

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