Memory listing

NASA in Aberdeen: Inspiring the Next Generation

Aberdeen Science Centre brought together a steering group of various companies and STEM Learning providers in Aberdeen including; the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Aberdeen Section), Energy Institute, Society for Underwater Technology. Robert Gordon’s College, Mearns and Gill and TechFest. This … Continue reading

I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here – Ingenious Grant

This Ingenious Grant allowed us to exceed many of our objectives and connect 2,047 students from 55 schools with 25 engineers. 89% of the students who logged in actively engaged with the site. There were 1,262 questions and over 47 … Continue reading

The Nazare Wave: a trigger for learning

The principal [tangible] result project The Nazare Wave: a trigger for learning is a 5-minute movie entitled The Nazare Wave available at the YouTube platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIM3bSRaaeI

The Powerof Light

We took a 3x6m gazebo into the central courtyard of the Southgate shopping centre in Bath for Saturday 26th September 9am-7pm. The main focus was an activity building a hand-held spectroscope using a specially made box and a piece of … Continue reading

I'm a Scientist – Learning Zone

We created a conversation between teachers and experts on the science of learning. 40 scientists and almost 300 teachers registered to take part. Of these, 35 scientists and 96 teachers engaged with each other. Teachers asked more than 100 questions, … Continue reading

I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here! – Ingenious Grant

This Ingenious Grant allowed us to exceed our objectives and connect 43 engineers and 2,232 students from 50 schools. 84% of the students who logged in actively engaged with the engineers. There were 1,418 questions and over 40 hours of … Continue reading

Electricity Distribution Debate Kit

We sent hard copies of the kit to 810 teachers who requested it and to 250 teachers who took part in I’m a Scientist in 2014. We distributed another 687 kits through STEM Contract Holders and in teacher conferences. The … Continue reading

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here! Long Term Evaluation Report

We ran 140 zones with 642 scientists, 769 classes and 15,888 students taking part. 21,000 questions were asked, and there were 333 live chats where scientists and students wrote over 100,000 lines of live text. £27,500 was distributed to the … Continue reading

Domestic Science

Three broad areas were explored: Washing – washing machine and detergents Cooking – ovens, including microwave ovens and refrigeration Entertainment – record players and sound At each area visitors were able to read a selection of stories from the archive … Continue reading

Shining light on the environment – STFC Science outreach fellowship

Pretty much all the things listed in my objectives. There was less work with the media than I hoped and in the end it didn’t prove practical to do lots of tours of Diamond other than pre-existing ones, but that … Continue reading

Pre-school science engagement activities survey

A survey was set up and distributed to potentially interested people (e.g. parents, researchers, science communicators, educators and childcare providers) via email lists and social media.

BodyWorks

The exhibition is a dynamic installation that flows organically throughout the whole of the 750m2 third floor of Glasgow Science Centre (GSC), taking full advantage of the bright, open, riverside aspect to create an immediate impressive factor. In this impressive … Continue reading

Homeland Argyll & Bute

We provided training courses and workshops for local people on how to record and interpret what they found. Training was provided on photogrammetry, surveying and recording for adults and the use of digital photography and film for children and young … Continue reading

STELLA, a story of women, their men and astronomy

We brought together an artistic team who worked collaboratively in preproduction and throughout rehearsals to create STELLA. We then opened in the Brighton Fringe Festival and toured to fifteen venues and played twenty seven performances. On tour STELLA played small … Continue reading

Celebrating Gender Diversity in the World of Physics

We carried out: − A workshop with a group of young trans people to gather experiences of physics in education with regards to gender identity, consider successful trans people working in the industries of physics as well as sharing ideas … Continue reading

Step into the light fantastic!

- developed with volunteers, a new hands on space exploring light and optics. Areas include Refrection and Refraction, Interference, polarisation, diffraction and colours. All based in a series of stations to encourage participation and brought to life by volunteers

Sidmouth Science Festival 2013

The festival included talks by internationally recognised scientists, hands-on activities from universities, colleges and schools, discussions (café scientifique), science trails, science demonstrations at local schools and the Norman Lockyer Observatory. Every primary school pupil in the Sidmouth area produced a … Continue reading

Institute of Food Research stand on Network Science at Big Bang Fair 2013

Collaborated with MEandER Travelling Arts Emporium to develop a highly interactive and visually different stand for the Big Bang Fair 2013, accessible to a wide range of audiences.

Macroeconomics–How our social system works

I worked out the theory and used it to construct the model. The model may be expressed in a number of ways, two are shown in the associated paper, a diagram and a mechanical interpretation. Associated but not shown are … Continue reading

Sustainable Science

Aimed at P5-S6 pupils, ‘Sustainable Science’ were two days of educational activities about renewable energy and sustainability held on 21 and 22 March 2013. Strathclyde University’s Wind Energy Department, Stirling University’s Forest Ecology Department, East Renfrewshire Countryside Rangers and Transport … Continue reading

Energise! at the Glasgow Science Centre

The core programme included an exhibition (11 exhibits where visitors could test their speed, accuracy, strength, endurance – examples include ‘Aim’ visitors aimed balls into various buckets; Hang time – how long can you hang?; a climbing frame); a science … Continue reading

Decipher my Data: Flu

The project was funded through a Wellcome Trust People award and was brought together by the team behind I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! with teacher Declan Fleming and UCL Academic Clinical Fellow Dr Rob Aldridge. The project … Continue reading

Drugs in Sport Debate Kit

We distributed hard copies of the kit to 1,777 teachers around the UK, including to those who requested them on our lists, 250 from specialist sports colleges and 250 heads of science at Irish schools, exceeding our objective. We gave … Continue reading

I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here!

We ran 6 zones with 30 engineers, 72 classes and 1,599 students taking part. 3,681 questions were asked, and there were 81 live chats where scientists and students wrote over 28,131 lines of live text. £3,000 was distributed to the … Continue reading

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!

We ran 54 zones with 270 scientists, 769 classes and 15,888 students taking part. 21,000 questions were asked, and there were 333 live chats where scientists and students wrote over 100,000 lines of live text. £27,500 was distributed to the … Continue reading

“Jugular: Joining The Head and the Heart”

The Gung Ho Down presented « Jugular :Joining The Head and The Heart », a whistle-stop tour of giant ideas through a cabaret of stories, songs, playlets, games & live lectures to offer a multi-faceted journey of the human experience. … Continue reading

South Wales Physics Road Shows

Techniquest visited three shopping centres in South Wales located in socially and economically deprived areas. By presenting physics in a public venue, Techniquest allowed people the flexibility to participate on their own terms. Visitors were able to experiment with mini-exhibits … Continue reading

CREST Star Investigators external evaluation 2008

Schools can purchase packs of CREST Star Investigators activities for use in their school. Separate packs are available for each of the levels: Star, SuperStar & MegaStar. Teachers (and parents, home educators & community leaders) can purchase packs from their … Continue reading

THE BEST IN THE WORLD… BUT HOW DO WE KNOW?

In order to pull in as many families as possible who might not normally attend an event presented purely as a science fair, this event was combined with an arena showcasing children involved in basketball, gymnastics, table tennis and karate … Continue reading

The x-change at the British Science Festival 2012

I managed and produced the project. Inthe months leading up the Festival I pre-booked speakers for both the live show and the supplementary x-tra’s. during the Festival I managed four volunteers as they helped produce the live shows. I also … Continue reading

Careers Speed Networking

Coordinated with several schools in the North East of Scotland to bring STEM Ambassadors in to speak to students. Sessions generally lasted a class period and consisted of groups of students (5-8 in number) rotating through a number of STEM … Continue reading

Dundee Science Festival 2010

Dundee Science Centre led the creation of the festival – as part of our mission to make science part of culture. We invited senior representatives of a range of partners (universities, college, education etc) to a discussion session, to gain … Continue reading

National Science + Engineering Competition 2011-12

Generated entries via regional heats and an online entry form. Selected 200 projects as finalists to showcase their projects at the 3-day Big Bang Fair in London in March 2012. Projects were judged by approx 100 professional scientists and engineers … Continue reading

Frontiers type interdisciplinary conference

I kept contacting people starting from Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, and Oxford down the list in order to get four exciting speakers in the interdisciplinary cross-roads: in the end I obtained speakers from NASA’s JPL, Oxford University and KAIST in South … Continue reading

CREST Award Scheme Expansion Programme in England

• Support the CREST Coordinator network in England to meet the project objectives at a local level • Target 250+ schools in disadvantaged areas in England • Produce resources aimed at teachers – 7 school-based case studies, teachers booklet, STEM … Continue reading

I'm a Scientist! Get me out of here! STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)

The November event ran with two zones (Subatomic and Zinc), sponsored by the STFC. In each zone there were 5 scientists, who spoke to students via 36 live chat sessions and answered 1,546 questions. A total of 582 school students … Continue reading

Our planet – Our future

The broad theme of Our Planet – Our Future was ‘Sustainability’ – meeting the needs of the present without detrimentally affecting the resources or biological systems of the planet. The lecture included demonstrations, images, videos and animations, and used an … Continue reading

Mosaic Magic

1.Preparation Stage The researchers participated in a public engagement training and discussion session provided by the Science Communication Unit. Specific ideas relating to the activities each researcher might offer were discussed amongst the group, with the aim of enabling all … Continue reading

Robot Thought

Four robotics laboratories were involved in the rollout: the Intelligent Robotics Group at Aberystwyth University; the Robotics Outreach Group at the Open University; the Cricket Lab a the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh; the Bristol Robotics Laboratory … Continue reading

Meet the gene machine

Led by the Science Communication Unit (SCU) based at The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, the project ran in partnership with 8 UK science centres throughout the UK: At-Bristol, Bristol. Centre for Life, Newcastle. Glasgow Science Centre, … Continue reading

The Great Plant Hunt and Survival Rivals

Great Plant Hunt kits were sent to all UK state Primary schools (23,000). Three different Survival Rivals kits were produced for different age ranges. Collectively these were ordered by c 70% of all UK state Secondary schools.

Science Communication Conference

Organise a 2 day conference for about 360 delegates, inviting speakers to present, inviting call for proposals for session ideas. Included parallel and break out workshop-style sessions.

National Science and Engineering Week 2009

Coordinate the programme of over 3,500 STEM events across the country.

Herschel Space Telescope

Working with scientists at Cardiff University & Imperial College, science made simple developed a 45 minute demonstration show exploring IR astronomy and the Herschel Space telescope. The show was delivered to schools in East Anglia & South Wales

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