The College of Science and Engineering is involved in a range of outreach activities that link to secondary schools and colleges.
Here in the College of Science and Engineering, our researchers do amazing science every day! Geologists are exploring how volcanoes work. Engineers are developing Scotland’s future energy supply, Informatics researchers are playing games to work out how future robots can think and behave more like humans. Biologists and Chemists are learning about diseases and new ways to treat them. Mathematicians are finding new ways to solve all sorts of problems. The Physicists are finding out all about our world and the Astronomers are searching for new worlds.
The College also runs SCI-FUN, the Scottish Science and Technology Roadshow. SCI-FUN takes the experience of a science centre directly to S1/S2 pupils as well as to public audiences across Scotland. For details of how to book and to learn more about the educational resources offered, visit the SCI-FUN website.
FUSION (Focusing on University Science Interpretation and Outreach Needs) is a new University science outreach group working alongside the SCI-FUN Roadshow. Its task is to form collaborative links with research groups across the College of Science and Engineering, supporting the University's public engagement objectives.
Many FUSION projects lead directly to exhibits and activities that can become part of the SCI-FUN Roadshow.
Our researchers have amazing stories to tell and many of them are involved in outreach activities which let them share their discoveries with young people in secondary schools and colleges.
For more information on the wide range of available outreach activities, contact us at the email address below. You can also visit the Student Recruitment and Admissions page to find out more about Widening Participation at the University of Edinburgh.
This article was published on Jan 24, 2013