Chemistry Variety Show


Fourteen-hundred senior science students from high schools all over the Wellington region attended the Chemistry Variety Show at the Michael Fowler Centre. The special event was part of celebrations for the International Year of Chemistry in 2011.

The event featured a fashion parade and speakers; Professor Richard Blaikie (shown in the picture), Director of theMacDiarmid Institute; Dr Kerstin Lucas and Dr John Watt from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences; and Nobel Prize winner, Sir Anthony Leggett.

Dr Suzanne Boniface, who organised the event, said she welcomed the opportunity to put a real live Nobel Prize winner in front of our local high school students and show them some of the exciting developmentsin chemistry.