Summer 2 Leadership In Action Reflection – Investigating Nature-Based Solutions

Article by Bev Genockey (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, Zoology) My summer two work on my Laidlaw project was both exciting and challenging, and has presented me with great opportunities to engage with individuals and groups relevant to my research interests, as well as reaffirming my desire to extend my work in this research area beyond theContinue reading “Summer 2 Leadership In Action Reflection – Investigating Nature-Based Solutions”

LiA Project Reflection – Child Benefit Fiji

Article by Ben McConkey (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, PPES) My Summer 2 on the Laidlaw Programme was spent working with ThinkPacific, an NGO set up as a connecting body for a series of charities in Fiji. Typically, scholars would visit Fiji and help local communities on the ground, however this year the experience more too theContinue reading “LiA Project Reflection – Child Benefit Fiji”

Leadership In Action: Searching for Distant Supernovae

Article by Ana Sainz de Murieta (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, Theoretical Physics) At the end of last century measurements of distant exploding stars, or supernovae, showed us that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up. This led to the discovery of dark energy. During my first summer of Laidlaw, I worked on a machine learningContinue reading “Leadership In Action: Searching for Distant Supernovae”

Research – Class Conflict in Literature: The Role of University Settings in Understanding Social Dynamics

Article by Mairead Maguire (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, History and Political Science) The title of my research project is ‘Class Conflict in Literature: The Role of University Settings in Understanding Social Dynamics’. Through my analysis of three fictional texts, as well as my studying of existing research on the realities of class and education, I endeavouredContinue reading “Research – Class Conflict in Literature: The Role of University Settings in Understanding Social Dynamics”

LiA Project – “The Development of Drug Delivery Systems to Treat Pulmonary Disease States Associated with Excess Mucus”

Article by Lucija Sili (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, Pharmacy) In Summer 2 of the Laidlaw Programme I have the opportunity to expand upon my pharmaceutical research from the previous Summer as part of the ‘In-field application of research’ component of the Leadership-in-Action (LIA). My objective this summer was to lead a more challenging project which wouldContinue reading “LiA Project – “The Development of Drug Delivery Systems to Treat Pulmonary Disease States Associated with Excess Mucus””

LiA Project – Getting to know Fiji!

Article by Janina Knörzer (Laidlaw Scholar 2020, History) It is a warm summer day. The sun is shining bright. I find myself in front of my laptop in the living room, which will be my “office” for the next few weeks. On the other side of the world in Fiji, it is a hot dayContinue reading “LiA Project – Getting to know Fiji!”

Research – Make It Up as You Go Along 

Article by Éamon Ó Catháin  (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Environmental science) You won’t know what to do until you start doing it. So the only logical thing to do is to begin. Then you can make sense of it afterwards.   During the summer of 2021 I carried out a research project in which I measured theContinue reading “Research – Make It Up as You Go Along “

Research – Automatic Counting of Heterogeneous Bacteria Colonies on Contact Plates

Article by Joe Linogao (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Engineering with Management) One of the main components of the Laidlaw Programme was the 6 weeks dedicated to the  Summer research project. This, as is for many people, was the main appeal of the programme and I was super excited to get into researching. My project was titled,Continue reading “Research – Automatic Counting of Heterogeneous Bacteria Colonies on Contact Plates”

Research – The Development of Natural Sustainable Materials for CO2 Capture

Article by Aoife Donohoe (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Chemistry) This summer I spent 6 weeks working in a research lab and realized that I was exactly where I wanted to be. Since secondary school I knew I wanted to do something “sciencey” but was unsure about the exact career path I wanted to go down. ThisContinue reading “Research – The Development of Natural Sustainable Materials for CO2 Capture”

Research – Ionic Liquids: A novel green approach to the development of anti-inflammatory drugs

Article by Isabella Stein (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, Pharmacy) I’ve had six weeks of mayhem. Beautiful mayhem. Some things work, some things don’t. However, to quote The Mandalorian “This is the way”, and rightly so.   The six weeks of research have flown. I find that when you are working in a lab-based environment you feel aContinue reading “Research – Ionic Liquids: A novel green approach to the development of anti-inflammatory drugs”