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.