Science and Medicine – Meaningful Interactions
Pupils from Y7, Y8 and Y9 have been participating in a superb event this week called I’m a Scientist, Stay at home. This event connects pupils with real scientists in a variety of different scientific fields - last week was environmental scientists, this week it was scientists from medical backgrounds. Amongst the scientists were those specialising in cancer research, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, genetics, statistical analysis, computer modelling experiments and researchers looking into how fungi can be used as medicines, how protein impact upon health and how bubbles can be used to break the blood brain barrier. Each event welcomed 10 scientists who were available for 40 minutes to chat to pupils about their work, careers and their life as a scientists. Each of these events have been incredibly well attended and the pupil feedback following the events has been superb. Anyone interested in this project, open chats are available to all each day at selected times. Please go to https://imascientist.org.uk/ for more details.