STEM award for University researchers
Press release issued: 26 September 2012
Two researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded the ‘STEM University Department of the Year’ award for their outreach work in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset region.
After speaking to local school teachers at a STEM networking event, Adam and Owen developed a workshop centred on the 'Maths of Social Networking'. They piloted the workshop at Castle School, Thornbury, and received exceptional feedback from staff and students. Since then other ambassadors have been trained to run the workshop in a number of schools in the local area.
Owen Rackham and Adam Sardar, speaking about their award, said; “We were delighted to receive the award and hope that our success will motivate more students and academics to become involved in outreach.
“We hope to build on our achievement and are planning a module for schools based around mathematics and genetics.”
The work that Adam and Owen have done for STEMNET is part of wider outreach tradition that has built up amongst students and alumni in the Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences. They have visited music festivals, performed at stand-up comedy nights and written articles for magazines all in the name of improving the public perception of STEM.
To find out how you can get involved with outreach activities email firstname.lastname@example.org