Wednesday 23rd January 2008 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston students will attend a world-class convention in Boston to hear lectures from top scientists. Speakers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting will include its Nobel Prize-winning president and a special adviser to the US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice. A total of 18 Brooke Weston Sixth Formers will be flying to America in February, together with students from Oundle School and Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough.
Teacher Mr Jordan, who is accompanying the 18 Brooke Weston students said: "This is a really high profile science convention and it's not just students who will be attending, it's aimed at the full spectrum of scientists and it covers a wide range of topics.' During their ten days in America the Brooke Weston students will also visit Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an American high school, as well as sampling American culture. They will have the chance to see ice hockey and basketball, visit museums and cinemas and take a sight-seeing tour around the historic city. "
Mr Jordan said: "Brooke Weston first linked up with Oundle School last year at the Science Showcase and they suggested we go on this trip to Boston with them. Because of Oundle's ex-alumni contacts they have been arranging in-depth visits to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University with former Oundle students so we'll get an insider view of what's going on at those institutions."