June, 2013

Stores, Scotland and Sellafield - June 27, 2013

Well it’s nearly the end of my first placement up in Scotland and it has been an interesting experience, with what I have been able to learn, be able to take part in and the people whom I have met. If I were to write down everything then it would be the same size as [...]

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Trains, CSI and Water Bowls -

It’s now April and off to a conference being hosted by the Institute of Physics about Nuclear Physics. Now this was being held in York University with a mixture of both academic and industrial delegates there to talk about the latest news in nuclear physics research, whether it be the progress of nuclear fusion reactors, [...]

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How to Explain Chemical Engineering to a 4 year Old? -

When I applied for nucleargraduates on that cold February night back in 2012, I vaguely remember seeing in the role requirements section something along the lines of “ability to communicate with all ages”. After almost 8 months with nucleargraduates they really do test this! During the course of a work day I may interact with senior management members of Chapelcross. [...]

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Science club -

every activity will be around 6 times messier than you ever anticipated it could be (sorry Murray Park cleaners)

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Daleks, Dry Ice and Windmills -

Don’t worry you are reading the correct blog and not on one about an episode of Doctor Who, (the latest was a good episode), though in one of my STEM events consisted of daleks and dry ice. It’s now middle of March and I am in full swing of STEM events with going to several [...]

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Tokamak Attack -

Oxfordshire 1991: Your mind may immediately cast itself back to the heights of rave culture and the days of the Forest Hill Pits, but in spite of all the techno and amphetamine abuse (or perhaps, in part, because of it?) this was the scene of a significant moment in the history of man.

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Moving toward the end of the 1st secondment -

I have been working now for 7.5 months in Sellafield Ltd. It’s that time now to reflect on what I have done. As an Electrical & Electronic Engineer I have worked in various roles from Commissioning to Maintenance. This has been challenging and enjoyable at the same time. I have learned a lot and developed [...]

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Energy and Climate Change STEM day – 19th April 2013 -

A group of 11 of the graduates in Cumbria decided to branch out with our STEM work by creating our own STEM day. Having been on other organised days we had an idea of some of the things to consider such as making sure the pupils have lots to do and risk assessments. In December [...]

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7 months of being an engineer -

It’s almost that time when our first secondments are over and we have to pack up and go so I’ve decided to have a think about what it’s been like overall and what I’ve learnt etc! Being an engineer, I often hear “wow you must do the most interesting stuff, you are such a nerd [...]

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Lab in a lorry anyone? -

So, as part of my stem I had volunteered for, yes, a lab in a lorry whereby there are three experiments involving trying to smash a wine glass, poke a dummy with a camera and recreate sunset in a test tube!  These fun experiments allowed me to demonstrate to pupils how resonance works, fibre optics [...]

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