Memory listing

Science and the community

A lecture and hands-on materials exploring human visual processing.

Walking with Robots

The programme brought together leading researchers in intelligent robotics with experts in engaging audiences with science and engineering. In three years the network grew to include researchers, at all levels, from some fifteen UK universities together with engineers from a … 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

One man and his bot

During the course of this project ‘One Man and his Bot’ was delivered at three separate locations: the Imagineering Fairs at the Bath & West Show and the Royal International Air Tattoo, as well as the Discover Zone at Cheltenham … 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

Hands on Science

Students were divided (according to schools) into three separate groups. Each group visited a different activity within the Faculty, rotating after approximately 1 hour. A lunch break was included between sessions 2 and 3. Student ambassadors were recruited to direct … Continue reading

Evolving Science Communication Symposium: learn, adapt, collaborate

In March 2009 the Science Communication Unit (SCU) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) hosted a symposium to investigate key issues around transferability and sustainability in science communication and public engagement.

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

Apprenticeships at Thinktank

First we created a job role that would fit the needs of the business and also fit within the apprenticeship framework. We decided to offer a dual role which was spread between 2 different teams – the first one more … Continue reading

Generic Venues: Researching the impact of science communication in non-traditional locations

We started by select different non traditional venues, in order to gather a wide range of locations, as well as audience types. After contacting the team organising each activity, we developed an evaluation plan. We attended every event and evaluated … Continue reading

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