Memory listing

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

Big Data Debate Kit

2,000 kits were printed in September 2014: 746 were posted out to UK teachers who requested them, 362 were posted to schools in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and 105 were distributed in Northern Ireland (NI) through W5-online STEMNET Contract … 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

Listen, a soundtrack of shared memories

Bonding experience by starting to connect participants during a mini-tour of the river, followed by participatory and creative workshops (writing, audio editing) at the museum of London Docklands. We work with the organisation of the festival and other partners as … Continue reading

Social Steam Engine Science and Wellbeing Workshops

Initially using art and craft materials we conducted workshops and around colour gravity astronomy and motion. These later progressed into rebuilding a broken nitro car and learning how it worked. Towards the end of the programme we were looking at … Continue reading

Thought Experiments: Physics through Fiction

The three physics consultants we ended up working with were: physicists Dr Robert Appleby (University of Manchester) and Professor Tara Shears (University of Liverpool), and the philosopher of physics, Dr Roman Frigg (London School of Economics). One of the authors, … 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

Smarter (pilot)

We developed the Smarter session format inspired by previous work we had been involved with including our “Meet the Gene Machine” project which used a similar approach, and Science Horizons. Sessions took the form of a short drama starring two … Continue reading

Copenhagen

We put on a dramatic reading of the play at a local theatre. We got funding from the IoP (£1100), and the local District Council (£700). The school whose theatre we were using gave it to us for a peppercorn … 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

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

The x-change 2011

The x-change is a popular annual feature of the British Science Festival. The Science in Society team, together with a team of 5 volunteers, sources speakers and demonstrations for a nightly highlights show which aims to bring the best of … Continue reading

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

National DNA Database on Trial

We ran a mock trial in Cardiff Crown Court, with young people aged 15 – 18 years taking roles as the prosecution, defence and the jury, with the charge: that the government would be guilty of causing an unreasonable threat … Continue reading

The S Factor

The project ran a variety of lively and enjoyable science events for the public: radio phone-ins, public debates with high-profile figures, interactive science workshops on topical issues, a comedy show and science Q and A sessions in café settings. At … Continue reading

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