Churchill scientist heading to Parliament

PUBLISHED: 19:00 08 March 2018

Francesca Bevan.

Francesca Bevan.

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A scientist will present her research to Parliament this month, with hopes of winning a prestigious competition.

Former Churchill Academy pupil Francesca Bevan, aged 24, will showcase her chemistry research to MPs and expert judges in the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee’s Stem for Britain competition on March 12.

The burgeoning scientist will give a presentation on processing minerals using environmentally-friendly methods.

The University of Leicester postgraduate student was shortlisted from hundreds of applications, and could walk away £2,000 richer if she wins the competition.

She said: “I applied for this competition as a way to spread the word about my research. I hope I will be able to inform MPs about the environmental problems associated with current mining techniques, and present to them that my work is being done on developing a possible alternative.”

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