The first in our series of #WhatItsLikeToBeA… guest blog posts. Where real live people who work in STEM have only 500 words to talk about why its so great to work in those industries and what sparked their enthusiasm! We’d like to introduce Janet McKennedy of “Janet’s Planet” (@funscience10 on twitter) and her experiences studying […]Read more "#WhatItsLikeToBeA…Scientist with Janet McKennedy"
During the week of the 24-30 March 2015 museums across the UK and Europe will be taking part in the worlds first #MuseumWeek. What does this mean for you in the classroom? Or even a field trip? #MuseumWeek enables students to get up close and personal with the inner workings and works of museums and […]Read more "Get Your School Excited for #MuseumWeek! But What Is It All About?"
# On the 10th of February we were lucky enough to attend the Land Rover Defender celebration tour. If you haven’t already seen the video; It’s part of the reason why we had to see the factory for ourselves and a homage to Maurice Wilkes original design in sand! Secondly, news that the current Land Rover Defender (re-named […]Read more "An Icon of British Manufacturing! Celebrating the Land Rover Defender!"
I’m forever being asked: “What is the story behind Madcap Science?”… So here is the lowdown. When I was 13 years old I went through some family difficulties and became displaced. Suddenly school which I’d never thought about became my only focus, the only place I could pour my energy. Converting my negative thoughts and […]Read more "My Madcap Story…"
Say Hello to Eulergy! – The Research Matchmaker! What is it? Eulergy is an innovative platform for students in higher education to access the brightest companies in industry. So if you’re a student with a research project that can work towards solving real world problems or someone in industry seeking an innovative idea broker to […]Read more "Say Hello to Eulergy!"
What is the Future of Science? FutSci is a groundbreaking funding site. It’s aim is to crowdfund for many levels of science research, school projects even equipment and more! By connecting the public to each and individual research proposal and exciting them through allowing persons to take ownership of what is being presented to them. FutSci […]Read more "The Future of Funding for Science – FutSci Now"
On the 3rd of December I took part in the #ScienceSummit14 and actively discussed what roles research, industry and funding currently play in the spheres of UK higher education and beyond. It’s the ‘beyond’ which posed the most questions to answer and possible routes that higher education institutions, industry and the public sector i.e. councils, NHS […]Read more "What’s the trade off? Research and Development #ScienceSummit14"