Posts Tagged ‘physics outreach’

To Infinity and Beyond: Mission Discovery Space Camp 2011

By Lena | 9 Sep, 2011 | 3 Comments
To Infinity and Beyond:  Mission Discovery Space Camp 2011

Space isn’t just big – it’s big business. In the UK alone the space sector is worth £7.5 billion, employs 70,000 people and has been growing at an average annual rate of 10 percent. With numbers like these it is clear why the Government wants to invest – with the aim of growing it into a […]

Cracking feats of engineering at AWE’s Schools Engineering Challenge 2011

By Lena | 26 Aug, 2011 | 1 Comment
Cracking feats of engineering at AWE’s Schools Engineering Challenge 2011

How to save an egg from destruction was the challenge facing ten school-groups from across the South East when they arrived at the annual AWE engineering challenge in Tadley. The task, which was put together by a team of AWE’s engineering graduates, saw the young engineers design and build a structure to protect an egg from […]

Physics in the Field – we are bringing physics tricks to you this summer

By Lena | 24 May, 2011 | 1 Comment
Physics in the Field – we are bringing physics tricks to you this summer

It’s time to dig out our wellies and waterproofs again – Physics in the Field is back for summer 2011. Following last year’s hugely successful tour of the UK, the Institute’s physics in society team, along with local branches and a band of student volunteers will be bringing physics to a field near you this […]

Celebrating four years of Lab in a Lorry in Scotland

By Lena | 1 Mar, 2011 | 0 Comments
Celebrating four years of Lab in a Lorry in Scotland

Members of the Scottish Parliament and the Institute of Physics in Scotland are gathering today at Holy Rood High School in Edinburgh to celebrate Lab in a Lorry’s success over the last four years.  Lab in a Lorry, the mobile science lab for young people, has visited more than 200 Scottish schools since its inception […]

New video: Why science outreach matters

By Lena | 19 Jan, 2011 | 1 Comment
New video: Why science outreach matters

Amy Moll is a scientist on a mission to inform. A professor in the department of materials science and engineering at Boise State University, Idaho, she’s also chair of the Materials Research Society (MRS) public outreach committee, a role that sees her “bringing science and materials science to the general public”. In Physics World’s latest video report, […]

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