Undergraduate Web Projects 2004

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 2004. 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 in Windows, since they were mostly written with MS Frontpage. If you use Netscape 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 overall winner is:

Anna Whitehead     Recycling Plastic    Wins the first prize (50)

These top 5 will also be invited to attend the award ceremony at the RSC headquarters in London in October 2004.

Anna WhiteheadRecycling Plastic
Jemma VickeryGreen Chemistry
Claire RoslingSerotonin
Sarayoot EaimkhongSonochemistry
Eliott HookThe Chemistry of Cubane

The full list of projects submitted this year are:

Beames, JosephDMSO
Broughton, JoshuaAmmonia Study
Chan, LouisNo project submitted
Cheng, PearlTissue Adhesive
Eaimkhong, SarayootSonochemistry
Faggiani, DavideTannins
Hall, MarkSapphires
Hook, ElliotThe Chemistry of Cubane
Hooper, ThomasMercury
Newberry, ScottFire: The Incredible Story
Parry, AdamMethotrexate - Treating Cancer
Phillips, TamsinPiezoelectric Materials
Rosling, ClaireSerotonin
Semple, PhilipAll About Gasoline
Sturgess, BenjaminCamera Chemistry
Tabor, RichardAntimony
Vickery, JemmaGreen Chemistry
Wallis, AlisdairSheer Lunacy - the Lunar Society of Birmingham
Walters, DewiChemistry of Snake Venom
White, PeterDeath on Everest
Whitehead, AnnaRecycling Plastic
Wills, RebeccaChemistry, Colour and Light

Paul May, Chemistry Webmaster, June 2004.