Undergraduate Web Projects 2002

These projects were all done by Level II Chemistry students in the 3 week period between taking their final exams and receiving their results, June 2002. They were written with minimal formal instructions - the students were just told to 'teach themselves how to write a web page, and write something interesting on a chemical or scientific theme'. The best (four) sites will be entered for the Royal Society of Chemistry ExemplarChem National Competition. The sites were judged on (i) Quality and quantity of scientific content, (ii) Design, and (iii) Internet awareness.

Note: These projects work best with Internet Explorer, since they were mostly written with MS Frontpage. If you use Netcape you may sometimes find a few strange formatting errors, or even crashes. Also, you may need the Chime plug-in to see the 3D molecular structures present on many of the pages. Some of the pages also require the Flash and Shockwave plug-ins.


The local Bristol competition was won by James Crabb (see below) who wins 50, and the 4 sites entered for the RSC Exemplarchem competition were:

CRABB, JamesAlchemy
GRANT, IanPotential Energy Surfaces and Conical Intersections
LEVASSEUR, KirstyAntiretroviral Drugs in the Treatment of HIV
TAN, EmilyNanoparticles

However, this year there were so many superb projects that it was difficult to choose between them. In fact, it was so close between the top 11 sites, that we have also submitted the following 7 extra sites, which were put forward to ExemplarChem as Exhibit-only sites.

Stop press: 30/11/02 - At the ExemplarChem prizegiving ceremony yesterday, three of the above projects won prizes, and a cheque for 250. They were James Crabb - Alchemy, Ian Grant - Potential Energy Surfaces, and Kirsty Levasseur - AntiRetroviral drugs. Well done to all those who took part!

HOWELL, MaxLight-Emitting Polymers
LI, VivienneSpider Silk
WHITEHOUSE, JenniferThe Carbon Dioxide Lakes
UPTON, ClareChemistry of Vision
THOMAS, PeterBotulinum Toxins
MATTHEWS, StevenThe Computer: The Future of the Microprocessor
McCORMICK, LisaBlood

Honourable mentions for very good sites also go to: Elizabeth Wrigglesworth, Lik Ren Tai, Margaret Spence, James Senior, Zoe Schnepp, Rebecca Sage, Fiona Rawlinson, Samuel Murphy, Fiona Jeffery, Sarah Hull, Stephen Homer, Louise Homer, Declan Fleming, Laura Baldelli, Lucy Bowen, Tim Aldridge, Jon Elsworth, Philip Gray, Josephine Jones and Heulwen Price, which only missed out being in the top ten by 1 or 2 marks. Some of these projects may well become Molecule of the Month pages next year...


The full list of projects submitted this year are:

AuthorTitle
ALDRIDGE, TimKetamine
ALLMAN, Robert JosephNo project Submitted
ANDERS, DanielNo project Submitted
ANDERSON, KellyChemistry@Home
ARMSTRONG, OliverNo project Submitted
AXE, PhilipNo project Submitted
BALDELLI, LauraGM Food for Beginners
BARWELL, NicholasBenzene
BEVAN, RobertVitamin B
BHACHU, KamalNo project Submitted
BINNS, RichardNo project Submitted
BOND, NicholasNo project Submitted
BOWEN, LucyChemistry and Dairy Farming
BROOK, RobertNo project Submitted
BRUNO, NatashaNo project Submitted
CASTRIQUE, EmmaRotenone
CHAHAL, BaljitNo project Submitted
CHALLINOR, LeeNo project Submitted
CHAPPLE, LucyRadioactivity
COGGINS, KatieNo project Submitted
COLTART, RupertNo project Submitted
CONNOLLY, RosannaNo project Submitted
COOPER, AmyChemistry of Coral
COUPLAND, DavidNo project Submitted
COX, JonathanNo project Submitted
CRABB, JamesAlchemy
CRAWFORD, StephenNo project Submitted
DAVIES, BethanForensic DNA Testing
DAVIES, PaulThe Chemistry of Colloids
DAVY, StephenAlcohols
DEAN, MichaelUranium
DONOVAN, ClareNo project Submitted
DUNN, KarlNo project Submitted
EDWARDS, AndrewKevlar
ELSWORTH, JonDeadly by Nature
FARE, ClydeNo project Submitted
FARMER, RebeccaThe Evolution of Modern Chemistry
FARTHING, NatalieNo project Submitted
FLEMING, DeclanLuminol
FLOOD, CharlesNo project Submitted
FLOWER, HelenNo project Submitted
GOLDINGHAM, MichaelNo project Submitted
GRACIE, TessaNo project Submitted
GRANT, IanPotential Energy Surfaces and Conical Intersections
GRAY, PhilipKiller compounds
GREGORY, JamilNo project Submitted
GRIFFITHS, WilliamNo project Submitted
GRIMSTEAD, LucyNo project Submitted
HAMILTON, CharlotteBones
HANDLEY, LukeFamous French Chemists
HANSEN, MelissaNo project Submitted
HANSRA, RavinderNo project Submitted
HARTLEY, RobertNo project Submitted
HATZIPAVLI, SevastiNo project Submitted
HENSHAW, StephenNo project Submitted
HOMER, LouiseUnmasking the Truth
HOMER, StephenGilles de la Tourette's Syndrome
HOULDEN, ChristopherNo project Submitted
HOWELL, MaxLight-Emitting Polymers
HOWELLS, CatherineGreen Chemistry
HULL, SarahChemistry at Home
IDOINE, FayNo project Submitted
JAMES, MatthewThe Chemistry of Carbon Fibre
JEFFREY, FionaQuinine
JONES, AndrewNo project Submitted
JONES, BethanyThe Chemistry of the Planets
JONES, JosephineJungle Remedies
KAUR, GurpreetNo project Submitted
KELLY, TimothyNo project Submitted
KNIGHT, JamesThe Hindenburg
KNOWLES, TimothyBuckminsterfullerene
LAM, RaymondThe Chemistry Of Benzene
LEVASSEUR, KirstyAntiretroviral Drugs in the Treatment of HIV
LI, VivienneSpider Silk
LINSLEY, AlistairNo project Submitted
MADDEN, ReamonnNo project Submitted
MATTHEWS, StevenThe Computer: The Future of the Microprocessor
McCORMICK, LisaBlood
McMAHON, MartinNo project Submitted
MORGAN, EmilyGetting from A to B
MOXHAM, GemmaLavender
MURPHY, SamuelThe Interstellar Medium
NEUNIE, AyeshaNo project Submitted
NEWMAN, ThomasNo project Submitted
OTTERBURN, FrederikNo project Submitted
PASSMORE, EdwardNo project Submitted
PILARSKI, LukaszThe Chemistry Of Poisonous Frogs
PRICE, HeulwenThe Chemistry of Dyes
PUGH, DavidNo project Submitted
RAKOTOMALALA, MurielKitchen Chemistry
RAWLINSON, FionaOrganic Semiconductors
READ, HollyNo project Submitted
REED, SamNo project Submitted
RICHES, SamanthaNo project Submitted
RICHMOND, PaulDNA
ROBSON, AlexanderFormaldehyde - its history, chemistry and uses
ROE, RichardNo project Submitted
ROWSON, EmmaNo project Submitted
RUSSELL, JosephNo project Submitted
SAGE, RebeccaThyroxine
SAUNDERS-WOOD, MatthewNo project Submitted
SCHNEPP, ZoeVitamins
SCOTT, GeorgeNo project Submitted
SENIOR, JamesPerformance Enhancing Drugs
SHAH, ShilenNo project Submitted
SHEARD, KatherineAsthma
SHILLINGS, AlexanderBang! You're Not Dead. The Science behind Airbags
SHORROCK, ThomasDeep Diving
SIDELL, AndrewRadioactivity
SMALLWOOD, KatieNo project Submitted
SMITH, DouglasNo project Submitted
SMITH, PaulNo project Submitted
SPENCE, MargaretOur Earth
STANNING, RupertNo project Submitted
STANTON, PeterNo project Submitted
SWIFT, MatthewThe Game of Golf
TAI, Lik RenThe Atmosphere of Mars
TAN, EmilyNanoparticles
TAN, JessicaThe Bhopal Disaster
TAN, ZhuhuiNo project Submitted
TARDREW, JohnNo project Submitted
TAVACOLI, JosephNo project Submitted
TAYLOR, LukeNo project Submitted
THOMAS, PeterBotulinum Toxins
THOMPSON, GregoryNo project Submitted
THOMSON, AlisonThe Chemistry Detectives
THORNTON, AlastairPenicillin
TUBB, NathanThe Science & History behind Alchemy
TURNER, AlexanderNo project Submitted
UPTON, ClareChemistry of Vision
WATSON, LauraNo project Submitted
WEBB, DavidNo project Submitted
WERLEY, MarkNo project Submitted
WHILEY, JamesNo project Submitted
WHITAKER, GemmaMultiple Sclerosis
WHITE, IainNo project Submitted
WHITEHOUSE, JenniferThe Carbon Dioxide Lakes
WILLIAMS, BenjaminNo project Submitted
WILLIAMS, MarkNo project Submitted
WINDER, PhilipCodeine
WOOD, NeilNo project Submitted
WRIGGLESWORTH, ElizabethThe History and Applications of Nuclear Medicine
YUNG, JackieEl Nino


Paul May, Chemistry Webmaster, June 2002.