Bitesize Science Festival @ Merthyr Tydfil

MicroScientists is a relatively new outfit when it comes to delivering our workshop. We’ve been running for about 8 months, but have made some substantial progress and impact int he local communities, particularly in schools. Another remit of ours is to promote STEM and microbiology to the more general public. We were fortunate to have taken part in the Cardiff Science Festival very early on in our conception, and as a result of that, we were approached by the wonderful team at Swansea University to deliver our interactive activities for the first ever Science Festival in Merthyr Tydfil, named Bitesize Science Fest. We were all very excited to have been asked to attend and were really looking forward to putting on activities to really engage as many people as we could, from the younger children to the not-so-young adults that came by too!

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Techniquest Scientrific!

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) based subjects are constantly evolving, and we are making massive steps in progress and development of these new technologies. Couple this with an education system that is in need of (and will bet getting shortly) an overhaul, and this poses a real problem for future generations. This is where events like Scientrific at Techniquest comes is really valuable.

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Featured Scientist – Hayley Pincott

As part of our goal to showcase science as a diverse and inclusive theme within the also diverse STEM umbrella term, we have a series of featured scientists. These interviews give a snapshot of those involved in science, and we’ll start with some of those involved in MicroScientists. Today, we have Hayley who works for the NHS, and is an integral part of our team.

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Back to school

This time last week, MicroScientists went back to school! We’ve made some fantastic progress over the last few months in developing our suite of activities in our workshop, and have been busy designing our activity booklet that goes with it (and what a great job Jabur has done!). Last week, we visited Llanyrafon Primary School in Cwmbran for the first in a number of school visits.

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Cardiff Science Festival 2019

2019 saw the return of Cardiff Science festival and also the very first event that the MicroScientist team volunteered in. A fantastic opportunity to showcase a range of scientific activities; introducing microorganisms, fluorescing hands, and healthcare and diagnostics!

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