Sarah Soo wins the School Physicist Award
Rutherford scattering apparatus and mercury discharge tubes were among the many experiments on display at the University of Kent and Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year awards that took place in Canterbury last Friday night. Students, teachers and parents were able to see first-hand the practicals and facilities that are on offer for first year undergraduates studying Physics, Astrophysics and other related courses. Students can apply for scholarships and to become Ogden Trust Alumni. This enables opportunities for outreach, research projects and direct involvement with cutting edge Physics research, directed towards students who have won or been nominated for prizes.
Invicta teacher Mrs Booth had nominated student Sarah Soo in Year 12 for the School Physicist of the Year Award for her commitment to Physics. The nomination was for both her own study and her consistent willingness to support others in class and at the GCSE Physics support sessions this year. Sarah was awarded the prize after listening to a short fascinating lecture on the Study of Impactors and Impact craters on planets and moons. Sarah has also been selected for the fabulously prestigious and competitive Nuffield work placement for four weeks this summer. These work placements are available to Year 12 students in a STEM subject.
If students are interested in applying for further study in a STEM related career: Physics, Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Astrogeology or Engineering, please see Mrs Booth, Mr Waters or a member of the Physics Department.
Congratulations Sarah, we are delighted that your hard work and dedication has been recognised with this award. You are indeed an Invicta Ambassador. We wish you good luck with your summer work placement and look forward to hearing about this experience.
Thank you to Mrs Booth, who accompanied Sarah to this event and has been so supportive of her studies in Physics.