A group of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff have returned to Bute for the third time, to run science activities in the school and the town of Rothesay.
A small team of dedicated public engagement scholars and PhD volunteers spent a lovely Sunday afternoon in the local park as a part of the hugely popular Meadows Festival on the 3rd of June. Under the university banner, our team had the chance to share their love for chemistry with visitors from all ages.
Our Public Engagement scholars Ellie and Nikola took the Space Lab activity to Sciennes Primary on the 26th of May, during the Year of Young People Summer Fair.
Children were thrilled to explore the "alien" biopolymer cells under the microscope, find about the soil properties on Planet X, and see how the alien bugs come alive when they see the sun.
Following last year’s success, the School of Chemistry organised an image competition as part of their drop-in activities “Space Lab” at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April (EISF2018).
Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Chemistry, who achieved an Edinburgh Award or Edinburgh Leadership Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement were honoured at a ceremony on 24 April at the McEwan Hall.
Several students from the School of Chemistry successfully completed the scheme and were recognised by the University to achieve Edinburgh Award or Edinburgh Leadership Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement:
As a part of The University of Edinburgh outreach and public engagement activities; I decided to share my experience of analysing the pH of a water sample with the students of the Libyan School in Edinburgh.
As a student of The University of Edinburgh this gave me an opportunity to volunteer and increased my experiential learning and has also benefited the pupils at the school, furthermore, it gave the school management and kids the impression that Edinburgh is a Learning City.
A group made up of undergradaute and postgraduate students as well as academics, co-ordinated by Dr Anna-Maria Maciejuk, will return to Rothesay Academy this weekend to offer an insight into research in the School of Chemistry. Professor Eleanor Campbell is a former pupil at Rothesay Academy.
Proteus has been nominated as the EPSRC Flagship Project for the International Reception at the AAAS 2018 Conference. EPSRC have asked us to represent EPSRC Proteus through our public engagement work and are delighted that we will bring our new mobile exhibit to the event.
Over 500 VIP guests and registered delegates are expected to attend the reception.