I’m a Scientist – Plastic Zone Outreach Winner

CHAMPION researcher, Dr Dan Day, recently took part in the RSC- and UKRI-funded, ‘I’m a Scientist

Plastic Zone’ outreach event. I’m a Scientist connects school students with scientists through live

online chats to give them the opportunity to find out what it is like to pursue a career in science.

The plastic zone drew lots of questions on environmental issues with plastics, which allowed Dan

to communicate some of the recent results from CHAMPION. The students were really impressed

with the work being done in CHAMPION and wished us the best of luck in replacing some

conventional plastics and polymers in the near future! Over the course of the month, Dan was

voted the favourite scientist by the students, for which he was awarded £500 to spend on more

CHAMPION-related outreach activities in the future.