Mr. Capra's Educational Pursuits in Antarctica

Fuchs Foundation Antarctic Expedition 2010

My Sponsors and Supporters

IDS Instruments Direct (Services) Limited are my first supporters in this expedition! They will be supplying some of the equipment which will be used in situ. Thank you very much ! They supply a range of excellent Educational, Outdoor, and Industrial instruments ! Click on the logo to check them out !

samlogo1The Student Council from Samuel Ward Arts & Technology College have agreed to support my project by providing me with half the procedings of two non-uniform days which will be held in the school! Thank you everyone! If you woul’d like to know more about my school, click on the logo to find out.
skcinI’m proud to announce that SKCIN, The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity, is my new partner in what is becoming a super amazing project! As my science project is also related to the efficiency of sunscreens under extreme environments and the damages that UV radiation can cause to the skin, such as melanoma, SKCIN will be supporting me with some of the logistics behind my science project. I’m very happy they believe this is a valuable project and I’m also happy to support them in their fight against skin cancer.
TheOgdenTrustPhysicsThe Ogden Trust is my brand new sponsor/support in this expedition. They are an amazing charity whose mission is to encourage and promote the teaching and learning of Physics through
– the sponsorship of talented students studying physics at 6th form and undegraduate level
– undergrad and post grad students wishing to teach physics and
– programmes and projects support physics teaching in primary and secondary schools.
Click on the link to go to their website !

Ocean_Optics_LogoHello there everyone ! I am very happy to announce that Ocean Optics has come on board and will be helping me in this expedition with the amazing Jaz Spectrometer. The equipment will be used to take detail spectra measurments in the Antarctic Surface as well as measurements of different ice spectra of reflectivity, absorption and therefore transmission.

Hopefully, this equipment will also help with the sunscreen experiments which are still under development due to their very delicate and difficult nature.

Ocean Optics is a diversified electro-optics technology company and a global leader in solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. Our jaz_spectroscopeextensive line of complementary technologies includes spectrometers, optical sensors, metrology instrumentation, light sources, sampling accessories, fibres and probes.

The Goldsmiths’ Company are my newest sponsor in my Antarctic Endevours and I am very very grateful for their contribution to this educational project. The Goldsmiths’ Company has continuously supported charitable work in education since the sixteenth century. The current Education Committee was formed in 1944 to ensure the continuance of the Company’s traditional role as an innovator and supporter of less recognised, but important needs.

The Education Committee works within the following policy guidelines:

  • To foster aspects of education considered to be in most need of encouragement
  • To fill gaps in educational provision
  • To help in situations where the Company’s limited finances can have most impact through the multiplier effect

NEPC – Network of Education Policy Centres have also joined me in this amazing effort to encourage students to take on science as a career. The NEPC has 21 institutional members in 18 countries and 4 individual members. It has three years of successful common project work and professional growth in the area of educational policy and related topics. It has been institutionalized as an international NGO. They go to great lengths in contributing to advances in education policy.

UQG Ltd is an independent UK Optical company based in the heart of the Cambridge Scientific community. We manufacture and supply a custom and a standard catalogue range of optical components and technical glasses which also include a range of optical services. Our products and services are supplied direct from our factory to our customers UK and worldwide.

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