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Outreach Event at the University of Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech

posted 13 Oct 2015, 08:44 by Jennifer King

Notedev Fellows participated in an outreach event for local undergraduates during the IMMEA conference in Marrakech, September 2015.   The Fellows talked about their scientific education and careers, with the aim of introducing the students to some of the opportunities that could be open to them after they have finished their first degrees. A round-table discussion followed the talks, and the multi-lingual skills of some of the ESRs was vital to the success of the session.

Durham ESRs host school visit

posted 21 Aug 2015, 08:05 by Jennifer King

In June 2015, the Notedev ESRs based at Durham joined forces with the Nanoembrace ITN ESRs to host a school visit for Year 12 students from Framwellgate School.  The students were introduced to the cleanroom, the microscope facilites and the THz lab.

Outreach event for schools in Exeter, UK

posted 11 Aug 2015, 08:22 by Jennifer King   [ updated 11 Aug 2015, 08:30 ]

Peter Karlsen, an Early Stage Researcher at Exeter Unviversity, UK, participated in an outreach event for local schools, 'the Big Bang Fair 2015' as part of his involvement with SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. SPIE has an active Student Chapter at Exeter University, https://www.facebook.com/SPIExeter.

For further information about future Big Bang Fairs, which run across the country, see http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/

 

Murdering Maths

posted 17 Feb 2015, 08:23 by Jennifer King   [ updated 18 Feb 2015, 01:46 ]

Durham ESR Maryam Hajjii and Notedev Program Manager Jennifer King, attended the "Murdering Maths" event at Framwellgate School in Durham.  This event aimed to encourage secondary school girls to consider a career in the STEM (science, engineering, maths, technology) subjects. Maryam and Jennifer set up a stand to promote the Engineering and Physics degrees at Durham and were able to talk to local girls about their career options in the sciences.

The event was covered by several local papers, including The Durham Times

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