Category Archives: Sciences

“Top of the bench” competition

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A couple of weeks ago our team of scientists competed in the national final of The Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Top of the bench” competition in Birmingham.  Having won the regional final for Tayside and Fife, the team finished as the top Scottish state school in the event.

Although feeling disappointed, the team came a creditable 24th in the national final.  Well done to Maeve Kennedy Houston (S2), Elanor Thompson (S3), Kimberley Dow (S3) and James Painter (S4) for all of their hard work throughout the competition.

A big ‘thank you’ to Dr Sugden for supporting the team throughout all of the rounds and the finals.

S3 pupil wins RN-UKNEST Naval Engineering Competition

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Congratulations to Ythan Evans (S3) on winning the 11-15 age category in the Babcock sponsored RN-UKNEST Naval Engineering Competition with his SS Design.  Ythan was the only winner from a Scottish school in this national competition.

Ythan’s design showed clear thinking and understanding to provide a solution to the challenge of rescuing 1,000 people from the sea.

Ythan received an iPad and a scale model of his winning design built by Babcock.

A fantastic achievement by Ythan and a big ‘thank you’ to the Science Faculty for all of their support.

Go4SET Pupil’s Choice Award winners

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Congratulations to our S2 team of scientists who won the Pupil’s Choice Award at yesterday’s Go4SET (Science Engineering & Technology) competition.

The pupils have been working on their model – the Bell Baxter of the future – for weeks with the help of Miss McNeill and Miss Buick; a model presented to the judges during the competition.

A huge ‘thank you’ to both the staff and Kettle Produce for mentoring the team throughout the competition.

The S2 team included Helen Black, Kyle Howie, Molly Urquhart, Maeve Kennedy Houston, Katie Foreman and Eve Forrest.

Clinical work experience opportunity for S5 pupils

Medic Insight Dundee, a University of Dundee student-led programme, is now offering S5 pupils an invaluable work experience opportunity within the various clinical departments throught NHS Tayside.

S5 pupils who have an interest in a career in Medicine are encouraged to apply for a place on a course which will see participants undertaking one week of clinical work experience; participation in tutorials designed to help improve skills for the UKCAT test, and attendance at sessions with University of Dundee staff who aim to explain the application process for Dundee.

Online applications open at 8am on Monday, 4th March before closing on Monday, 11th March at 5pm.  Late applications will not be considered for the programme.

For information, please refer to the handout below.  Please speak to a PT Guidance if you need support with your online application.

Medic Insight handout, Mar 19
Facebook applications
Website applications  [Website not yet live, 25/02/19]

Canadian Science Scholarship – S6 pupils

S6 pupils with an interest in Science are invited to apply – your application needs to be supported by the school – for the Baird of Bute Society’s “Canadian Science Scholarship, 2019”.  The submission date for completed application forms and the accompanying school nomination must be received by no later than Thursday, 28th February.  If interested, pupils must speak to Dr Parker as soon as possible.

The opportunity would see the successful candidate spend two weeks in the Baird of Bute Society’s “Bench to bedside” programme hosted by a number of southern Ontario-based institutions.  The candidate would be able to access a range of life science expertise in a variety of different settings, acquiring skills and experiences to support future studies.

Please read the accompanying information carefully before applying for the scholarship.

Course descriptor & programme details
Application form (Word)