Second place in Cambridge competition

Alton College student Kris Stokkereit impressed judges at the University of Cambridge and won second place in the Peterhouse Cambridge Kelvin essay competition.

Kris, studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics, entered the competition with an essay based on a practical project to verify Newton’s Laws of Motion using only the type of equipment that Newton would have had available to him in the 1660s. Kris attended a prize-giving ceremony at Peterhouse with his parents and Physics teacher Mick De Pomerai.

Kathy Purdy, Admissions Coordinator for Peterhouse, commented that Kris’ essay stood out in terms of clear style, level of research and originality of thought.

At the ceremony, Kris was able to tour the college and find out about life at Cambridge while Mick spoke to admissions tutors about how students can successfully apply to Oxbridge for Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Emma Willett, studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Electronics and Physics at Alton, also entered the competition and received a commendation for her essay on the Hydrogen Economy.