Science Insights 2021

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

Description

Science Insights is an exciting work experience programme designed to give 5th year high school pupils a real insight into the work and life of research scientists. Science Insights Online provides an opportunity for 60 high school pupils to spend a week of their summer holidays following a varied programme of online activities hosted by staff and students from four different University of Edinburgh campuses, gaining a real insight into research and work in many different areas of biological, biomedical and animal sciences.

The annual programme – launched in 2014 by the Institute of Genetics and Cancer and The Roslin Institute – now involves all six research institutes in the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, providing access to its cutting-edge facilities and inspiring researchers.

Activities include:
- Virtual tours of a range of scientific facilities
- Presentations, workshops and discussions on topics including research ethics, the use of animals in research and careers in science
- Opportunities for online group chats with current University of Edinburgh students and researchers
- Skills session to help with future university applications
Period29 Jul 2021
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • AI
  • Health
  • Robotics
  • Public Engagement