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Students Travel to USA for Science Conference

 AAAS conference During February half term a group of SES students travelled to San Jose in California to attend the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society; they continually seek to advance in science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world, for the benefit of all. A group of SES students had the opportunity to attend lectures at the AAAS annual conference, which provides a platform for industry professionals to share findings and advancements in Science and Technology. The students heard views on a wide variety of topics, from the recent Ebola outbreak, the evolution of life from water to land, and also, Particle Physics.

After the conference, the group visited San Francisco and saw first-hand the differences between a bustling city and suburbia. Many were shocked at the levels of homelessness in America, and it was an eye-opening and educational experience for all. The trip was rounded off with a visit to Alcatraz Island, a walk through China Town to the fortune cookie factory, and a trip across the bay to the affluent area of Sausalito.