Description: The SCI-FUN Roadshow is a comprehensive public engagement scheme primarily supported and run by the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. We take the experience of a science centre directly to S1/S2 pupils as well as to public audiences across Scotland.
The aims of the Roadshow scheme are – in conjunction with the school curriculum – to encourage more young people to consider STEM-based careers, and to appreciate the role of science in their everyday lives.
The Roadshow also provides a delivery outlet for FUSION, our sister group that collaborates with University researchers to develop new engagement projects.
In the 2012-13 academic year, SCI-FUN focused on engaging S1 and S2 pupils with its range of 40 hands-on exhibits that cover a number of scientific concepts. SCI-FUN also participated in a small number of public science festivals in the local area.
Who Gets Involved: The SCI-FUN Roadshow is looking for enthusiastic scientists, at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, to assist with the delivery of its activities.
What Can I Do? For SCI-FUN be able to carry out its plans effectively, it requires additional casual workers who are able to join the team for the odd day here and there. Tasks include assisting audiences with the exhibits as well as helping to set everything up and packing everything away.
As a casual worker for SCI-FUN, you will earn £30 per day.
To Find Out More: If you would like to indicate your interest in joining our team, or you would like further information, please email Stuart Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, if you would like to have a taste of the Roadshow for yourself and to have a chat to find out more, you can pop along to see it at one of the following spaces:
- Between the new Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library and KB Centre buildings, King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh, Tuesday 15th January, 11am–3pm
- Ground floor (room G.07) of the Informatics Forum, near George Square, University of Edinburgh, Thursday 17th January, 11am–3pm
Visit our website at http://www.scifun.ed.ac.uk/.