Congratulations to current Year 14 pupil, Adejumoke Owolana, who has been recognised by Nuffield Research Placementsfor her contributions to their placement programme. During the summer, Adejumoke spent several weeks at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, working on a research project titled ‘Virtual and remote labs in Science and Engineering education’. During this time, she produced a research paper and poster to present her findings, which you can read at the bottom of this page. Following the successful completion of her research, Adejumoke was invited to Parliment Buildings at Stormont, along with some of her teachers, to present her research and celebrate with fellow researchers.
“The Nuffield Research Placement Programme programme provides engaging, hands-on research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent research collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).”
Adejumoke became aware of Nuffield Research Placements through her own endeavours and interests and was keen to apply to participate. Upon acceptance onto the programme, she spoke to the University to scope out an appropriate project before work began in the summer months. She has shared some insight into her project for us:
“My project titled ‘Virtual and remote labs in Science and Engineering education’ explored the technological architecture, practical uses, and effectiveness of VL and RL labs in the aforementioned fields. I carried out my research in Ulster University and produced a 15-page research paper, using the software ‘VPL’ as my case study.”
“The Nuffield celebration was a beautiful night, and it was inspiring to hear from STEM ambassadors across Northern Ireland and meet other students who had also worked on incredible projects over the summer.”
“I would like to thank Professor James Uhomoibhi (University of Ulster) and his assistant for their continued guidance while working on my project.”
The Headmaster, pictured alongside Adejumoke
The Headmaster, Mr G. Montgomery congratulated Adejumoke on her achievements.
Congratulations Adejumoke. You have shown remarkable drive to find and complete this placement and your work is very deserving of the award. Well done.