StAndEngaged Public Outreach Awards 2018 were announced as part of the Public Engagement Conference of the University of St Andrews on Friday the 26th October. I feel honoured to have been nominated and awarded a silver badge as I truly enjoy public outreach work and see it as an integral part of my research.
I was highly inspired both by the conference speakers and the around 20 award nominees. Submitted outreach projects included:
- an opera with a focus on light effects that resulted from a local collaboration between musicians and a researcher in astronomy;
- the Geobus project, which is a mobile educational outreach project that has supported earth science learning in over 208 schools in the UK to date;
- a project by a researcher in the humanities who observed the interaction between humans and wolves daily for 8 weeks…
The researchers at the University of St Andrews are full original of outreach ideas and it was lovely to see that there is a growing support structure by StAndEngaged and CAPOD for those of us who enjoy communicating our research to a general audience.