About Matt Fry
I'm a chemist at the University of St Andrews, but in my time here I've dabbled in several different subject areas: Spanish, Italian, Maths and Computer Science as well as Chemistry. Although these seem quite different fields, they share a commonality, in that there is some formal grammar underpinning each of them. If you understand the rules, you can manipulate these tools to accomplish a certain goal - be that synthesising a particular molecule or having a conversation. I'm a keen linguist, having spent time teaching English in one of the top private schools in Spain, and regularly attend evening Italian classes. I enjoy most areas of Chemistry, particularly organic mechanism and fluorescence - hence the focus of my project. I'm always looking for new opportunties inside or outside the lab, and would like to explore the field of patent law as I think it fuses my interests quite nicely. It'd be great to meet any like minded people, so feel free to send me a message!
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Student , University of Rwanda
student, University of St Andrews
Student, University of St Andrews
Pharmacy Student, Trinity College
Undergraduate Student, Tufts University
Undergraduate Student and Research Assistant , University of Toronto
Student, University of York
Student, Saint Andrews University
Student , Columbia University
Art History and Film Undergraduate, Flat B
A brief recount of the project I undertook for the Leadership in Action portion of Laidlaw. There were plenty of ups and downs over the course of the past few weeks, but overall it's been great fun. Developing chemistry experiments that young people can do at home isn't as simple as it sounds...
I reflect on the unpredictable events that lead me to Laidlaw, and how my experience on the programme has been coloured by equally unforseeable circumstances. We're in quarantine anyway right, why not give it a look?