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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

Altered Perceptions

We worked with researchers and clinicians to develop a set of hands on activities and resources that 1. explain how our brains and our senses work together to make sense of the world, 2. convey what it would be like … Continue reading

Community Physics Dundee

Each session at the Boy’s Brigade consisted of travel to and from the hall by bus from the city centre. 4 society members were involved in leading a session, with the leaders working in pairs to walk the groups of … 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

Science on Your Doorstep

The support varied from background brain storming sessions, development of concepts, training of volunteers, sourcing of material to actual physical assistance with events.

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

Hands-on DNA: Exploring Evolution

Over the 14 months of the main project the team selected, trained, equipped and supported 15 geographically spread UK centres to deliver excellent molecular biology workshops. The project also provided the necessary resources and project structure to assist centres to … 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

Forensics special event weekend at Satrosphere

We collaborated with SPSA to produce an interactive workshop to solve a fake crime at Satrosphere. Volunteers were dressed in full crime scene garb and sent into the fake crime scene to collect evidence for later analysis. There were 4 … 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

Planet Under Pressure Youth Voice

We invited young people to nominate themselves to a panel of teenagers with an interest in climate/environmental change and in community action. Twelve were selected and invited to a one-day workshop in November 2011, also attended by researchers. In the … 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

Science ABC evening classes

We worked with OAL to publicise the series, which we had developed out of the Science ABC sessions that had been piloted before (see other entry). We relied on their publicity to generate an audience, but in the end we … Continue reading

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

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

Upstream Public Engagement at the Zoo

Conducted a set of concurrent focus groups involving publics upstream in deciding public engagement priorities, content and methods for Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey

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

Ruthin: Market town of the future

This proposal involves the inhabitants of a typical market town in evaluation and then proposal for future scenarios for the town through the use of design workshops, design charettes, exhibition and public consultation. In this study different methods of engagement … Continue reading

Community x-change

We ran a series of deliberative workshops in East Anglia and Liverpool. In each region, the citizens met for four full days spread over 3 weekends within a period of around 6 weeks. The workshops were all held in community … Continue reading

A dialogue on Animals Containing Human Material

Public workshops x2 in London and Newcastle (~20 participants), three focus groups with patients, those with strong animal welfare views, and those for whom faith was an important influence on their lifestyle, 20 follow-up interviews with participants and a survey … Continue reading

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