Leading Edge is a partnership between:
- Newcastle University
- Newcastle City Council
- North Tyneside Learning Trust
- Northumbria University
The scheme has developed over the last seven years from being run with two schools for Year 11/12 students to now having 12 schools participating with participants from Year 8/9.
To team a group of school students with a research-active academic to develop a project and get hands-on experience in the researcher’s laboratory. Projects ranged from discovering the what, where and how of antibiotics to the effect of light on graphene.
The scheme is interdisciplinary, involving Newcastle University academics from:
- Institute for Cellular Medicine
- School of Chemistry
- School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
ICaMB participants include Dr Phillip Aldridge, Dr Jeremy Brown and Dr Ben Horrocks (Affiliate Member).