Outreach and Engagement Activities

In the last two years I have undertaken over 150 hours of science outreach and community engagement. These include:

  • In January 2013 I worked part-time with Science Made Simple, a science communication company operating out of Cardiff University. I perform their Maths Apps show to KS3 students.
  • Co-ordinating Physics in the Field at the HayFestival 2012. I operated as the liaison between a group of volunteer physicists and the Insitute of Physics. I was in charge of making sure everyone was where they need to be at the right time.

  • Running an astronomy club at a local primary school with a team of other professional astronomers. Each week we would have to come up with new activities and objects to view.

  • Co-editing and writing articles for they Young Stargazers section of Popular Astronomy, the magazine for the Society for Popular Astronomy. It is my task to gather articles for the section, edit them together, find appropriate images and ensure the section goes to the editor on time. I also provide material when needed.

  • Researchers in Residence with Llanishen Primary School, year 8. For the last two years I have helped with a CREST Award project, helping the class build and optimize solar buggies. This year the scheme was run with G24i, a Cardiff based solar panel factory.

  • Several short talks on various physics topics for 6th Form Conferences, Christmas Lectures, Science Showoff, FameLab and Careers day talks.

  • Helping run the Herschel Space Observatory stands at The Big Bang Fair, Stargazing LIVE and the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. I also produced the content for a leaflet for this event.