The CKA group played their part in supporting the next generation of scientists in Hertfordshire this week. Attending the very first Making it in Medicine event at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst , Jonathan Hart-Smith and a small team from CK Science helped children from local Hertfordshire schools, to find out more about what it takes to make a medicine and get jobs in Science.
At the end of a day packed full of exciting activities organised by Innovative Enterprise and introducted by SBC CEO Martino Picardo, tomorrow’s scientists presented their ideas about a new drug to treat MRSA to a panel of judges including our MD, Jonathan Hart-Smith.
Speaking about the event, Jonathan said, “It’s important to us that Science is encouraged and that jobs and careers in the Pharmaceutical industry are shown to be attractive to the next generation. This industry has been such a power house for the UK that we all need to play our part in making sure that it remains that way for the future. Today I met some fantastic young adults who were bright and passionate and I am confident that we have met some of the future’s stars of science. They all did fantastically well in the tasks and activities and I am proud to have met them.”
All of the schools that took part performed extremely well in the Making it in Medicine day but the winners of the final award were a very deserving team of young scientists from Broxbourne School, showing great team work and strong presentation skills at the end of the day. Congratulations and well done to everybody that took part.