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Alltech Science Prize

 Alltech Science PrizeThe annual Alltech Science Prize was held on Thursday 15th November 2012 at Stamford High School. This competition is supported by Alltech who provide generous prizes with the first prize being £250 and a week’s work experience at their research facility near Dublin.

Sixth form students had to write an essay on a scientific topic of their choice and then give a presentation to the judges. This year the judges were Dr John Leake, Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge and Dr Sheena Fagan, a research scientist with Alltech.

The four finalists all gave excellent presentations and the winner was judged to be Tom Carr who spoke about ‘The Second Green Revolution’. The runner up was Hannah Rigby who had researched into ‘Has the selection pressure of the social environment been a factor in the evolution of the human brain?’ Other finalists were Ted Cliffe and Frances Stoker.

Stephen Roberts, Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools, said: “Congratulations to all of the finalists for their outstanding presentations and hard work. The Schools are pleased to be supported by Alltech in this competition, which recognises the talents of our young scientists.”