Science pupil secures place in national finals

Charlotte Marris
Charlotte Marris

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A pupil from Havant College has secured a place as a finalist at a national science and engineering competition.

Charlotte Marris investigated how seismic waves behave in volcanic rocks under pressure.

She said: ‘This may one day lead to better methods of eruption forecasting.

‘Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could predict volcanic eruptions more accurately?

‘The research I completed has never been done before and so I’m thrilled the project has made it into the finals of this year’s national science and engineering competition and can’t wait to take it to the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham this March.’

The event in Birmingham takes place from March 16 to 19 and will feature over 150 interactive stands and workshops as well as access to careers information, resources and activities.

The annual competition is organised by the British Science Association, to give students aged between 11–18 across the UK the chance to compete for top prizes and international experiences worth over £50,000.

This year participants were tasked to consider science and engineering in a new light, to invent something that would enhance people’s everyday lives.

Imran Khan, chief executive of the British Science Association, which runs the competition, added: ‘I am so pleased to see that Charlotte has made it through to the finals.

‘Her work has already impressed the judges and I wish her the best of luck for the final at the Big Bang Fair in March.’

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