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Launching Challenge Projects in the Netherlands

Alex Harvey, an Animal Technician in the Institute’s animal unit (BSU) describes how she joined Boo Virk (a postdoc in the Casanueva Group) and Dorottya Horkai (a PhD student in the Houseley Group) and the Public Engagement team's Michael Hinton in the third year of a collaboration with Sophianum School in the Netherlands.
 

08/12/2017

Schools' Day - igniting a passion for science

As he starts to plan Schools' Day for 2018, Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement team, looks back at the event in previous years and reports views from students, teachers and from both junior and senior researchers who run projects on the day.

17/10/2017

​Success for The Royal Society Worm Project at Cambridge Young Scientist Journal Conference

Guest blogger Ella Willsmore, a student at Colchester County High School for Girls, describes her experiences at the Young Scientist Journal conference in Cambridge, during which she won a prize for her poster, which outlined her work with Olivia Casanueva's group on a Royal Society Partnership project.

16/10/2017

The X-files: Our Amazing Inactivating X Chromosomes

Claire Senner, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Myriam Hemberger's group, talks about the success of her Royal Society Partnership Grant with Hitchin Girls School.

05/05/2017

Plasmids and Posters - my two years with the UTC Protein Challenge

Katherine Fletcher, a member of the Florey research group, explains why she enjoys working with students from the University Technical College, Cambridge

13/04/2017

Go Dutch!

Guest blogger Malcolm Moss explains how the Dutch Technasium approach recognises the demand for students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to ensure they can contribute and be happy as global citizens in the 21st century

21/03/2017

Onderzoek & Ontwerpen!

Boo Virk, Dorottya Horkai and Mike Hinton describe their visit to Sophianum School in the Netherlands to launch five challenge projects as part of the national Technasium scheme.

16/03/2017

University and life in the lab – sharing experience of early-stage research careers

Emma, a first-year PhD student in the Cook research group, reflects on the careers discussion sessions she led with students from the University Technical College in Cambridge.

15/02/2017

Home-education family visit to the labs

In October, Juan Rodriguez-Molina, a postdoctoral researcher in the Casanueva Lab hosted a group of home-educated children at the Institute. Here he discusses how it went and what he learnt from the day.

17/10/2016

Technasium - a new outreach project with Dutch students

Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement Team, explains how much he enjoyed the challenge of an outreach project with a school from The Netherlands

31/07/2016