What Laura Soul did with her prize money

Laura was voted the winner of the Rhodium Zone in March 2013.

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I set up a website (Generate Science) for school students to post blogs about current science topics and developed resources to help train the students. I was unable to find teachers who felt they had the time available to be the test classes for the platform, and then I moved to the US for a postdoc position. I still hope to eventually work on getting the website running when I return to the UK, by focusing on a local school so that I can run training in person for the first trials. As this did not go as expected, I decided to donate the remaining half of my prize money to an organisation I knew would immediately be able to make good use of it for outreach purposes, and so in 2016 I donated £250 to the Cambridge Earth Sciences Museum Time Truck team.

Posted on August 1, 2018 by modjen in WellcomeWinner, Winner Reports. Comments Off on What Laura Soul did with her prize money