The Royal Society’s student conference is an annual celebration of projects undertaken through the Society’s Partnership Grants scheme, including Tomorrow's climate scientists. In 2022 the conference moved into an online format to allow schools from the 2019 and 2020 grant rounds to celebrate their work over the past few years.
The student conference took place in early 2022 and was supported by The Goldsmiths' Company Charity. It contained sessions featuring projects from secondary schools across the UK and a daily primary showcase, highlighting projects undertaken by younger students. The conference provided the students with an opportunity to develop their communication skills, and to discuss their work with Fellows of the Royal Society. You can download a summary of project abstracts from all the schools who took part in the sessions on the 8 - 9 February here: Student conference 2022 - project abstract summary (PDF)
The primary showcase, which was a new feature of the conference, included student presentations from the following schools: Broughton Primary School, Earlsdon Primary School, Heath Mount School, Modbury Primary School, St Gregory's RC Primary School and St Joseph's School.
The following posters give a more detailed summary of all the secondary level projects presented during the conference. Please click on the boxes below to see the PDF of each poster and to zoom in to the detail, or use the list of project titles below.
Are the sequences of the chloroplast genomes of the daffodils N.radiiflorus var. poetarum and Princeps different?
Are the sequences of the chloroplast genomes of the daffodil cultivars Ornatus and Empress different?
Can a school based weather station provide accurate and useful data?
Do computers see what we see? Exploring artificial intelligence and its ability to aid accessibility
How can data logged from flight be analysed to improve performance?
How can solar power help those in Zambia light their homes?
How do trees affect our climate and air quality?
Is the Lucifer cultivar of daffodil descended from the Princeps cultivar?
What are the effects of current climate change mitigation policies on the local environment?
What impact do disposable contact lenses have on the environment?
The Student conference takes place every year, and it is expected that it will return to an in-person event from 2023. The call for Partnership Grant holders to express their interest in taking part will be sent out via direct email from the Schools Engagement team. If you would like to register your interest in advance, please contact the Schools Engagement Team.
Throughout the year we also run online Student presentations for those who might find it difficult to travel to London or wish to develop their communication skills. You can find more about these digital events via our information for grant holders page in the 'sharing project knowledge' section. You can also book your sessions online via our Eventbrite page.