Projects and events for Schools.
SIBE science communicators are involved in a variety of projects, which aim to enhance engagement with biotechnology through interactions between the scientific community, school students, teachers and the general public. SIBE develop educational resources for teachers and school students, run biotechnology workshops in schools, organise exciting public science events and support researchers communicating their research to schools and the public.
Gene Jury presents primary and secondary school workshops, and a suite of associated web mounted learning resources, which aim to engage schoolchildren with the relevance and impact of genetics on society.
Staff members from SIBE, Gene Jury and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology present workshops to high school pupils visiting the University each year as part of the “Kickstart” and “LIFTOFF” widening participation projects.
In partnership with the Scottish Schools Equipment Research Centre (SSERC), SIBE have worked to establish better CPD opportunities.The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology provides an annual SSERC Teachers' day with "hands on" PCR and fluorescence microscopy experience, combined with talks on state of the art techniques and research.
EuroStemCell is a pan-European project hosted at Edinburgh which aims to help European citizens make sense of stem cell and regenerative medicine research. A very wide range of educational resources can be downloaded from the website.
This article was published on Nov 11, 2013