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STEM Insights teacher placements: Getting hands-on with science

Teachers Helen and Mike spent a week in our labs and facilities on a STEM Insights placement week. In the first of a series of three posts they describe some of the research and techniques they discovered.

09/05/2019

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Schools’ Day 25: The students’ perspective

Students from Colchester County High School for Girls who attended Schools’ Day in March describe their experiences in the Babraham Institute and campus company labs

18/04/2019

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Schools' Day 25: From contribution to coordination

Michael Hinton reflects on his involvement with Schools’ Day and how it has changed since his time at the bench

04/03/2019

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Schools' Day 25: Advances in research

In March, the Institute will play host to our 25th annual Schools’ Day, with 180 15-18 year olds from schools across the country attending to get some hands on experience in our labs and find out more about careers in science. Since 1995, Schools’ Day has been an Institute staple, but while that’s remained the same, so much else has changed.

26/02/2019

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Schools' Day 25: Changes in science education

In response to this year being the 25th Annual Schools' Day at the Institute, our Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Manager, Hayley, explores the changes in science education over the last 25 years.

18/02/2019

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New perspectives on challenge projects in the Netherlands

Elizabeth Hampson, a PhD student in the Welch research group, describes her visit to Sophianum School in the Netherlands.

14/01/2019

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‘Competency through Challenge’ - schools’ partnerships to stimulate creativity and develop skills

Ahead of his workshop at the Association for Science Education Conference, Michael Hinton, Institute Public Engagement Officer, describes his experience of challenge-based learning projects

08/01/2019

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A fish out of water: How a zebrafish researcher is discovering public engagement

Public Engagement intern Samir Morsli tells us about his research, his expectations for his three-month placement at the Babraham Institute, and how it complements his PhD at The University of Sheffield.

 

04/10/2018

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PhD Students Rise to the LaunchPad Challenge

PhD students Izzy Hampson and Carolyn Rogers describe how they joined forces to create a new project for secondary school students

11/09/2018

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Epigenetics and English: a 2-week introduction

Epigenetics and English: Jan Deffner, a student from Munich, describes what he learned during two-week work experience placement in Wolf Reik’s group

28/08/2018

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Looking back and thinking ahead – how student engagement in research is spreading

As sixth-form students at Sophianum School finish their projects and present their ideas, Michael Hinton, who coordinates the project, looks back on the year and describes how the collaboration will expand in 2019.

20/04/2018

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Passion, enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge at Schools’ Day

Jo Montgomery, a member of the Babraham Bioinformatics group, describes how Schools’ Day projects bring out the best in scientists and students

16/03/2018

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Pipetting Workshop at Newmarket Academy Science Club

John Pascall, who is a regular contributor to the Babraham Institute's Public Engagement activities, describes the challenges of going back to school at Newmarket Academy.

21/11/2017

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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

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