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outreach

I am particularly keen to get more girls into STEM fields while improving career opportunities in science for women of all ages. I am also aware of other under-represented groups in science and aim to deliver outreach programmes that provide all students with the tools to progress into higher education

ORBYTS

ORBYTS

ORBYTS is my pride and joy. It stands for Original Research By Young Twinkle Students. When I was the educational co-ordinator for the Twinkle Space Mission I created EduTwinkle - a series of educational projects for kids of all ages. ORBYTS was its most ambitious project. Together with three young scientists and fifteen high school students, I organized teams to research molecules of astronomical interest. The kids' hard work and superb intelligence led to research that I am proud to publish.

 These are the ORBYTS kids during the opening event at UCL. Three of them are now published authors -  look at this .

These are the ORBYTS kids during the opening event at UCL. Three of them are now published authors - look at this.

Career choices

Career choices

I also do career focused outreach. I have been to primary schools many times where I talk to the tiny ones. Sometimes I also talk to older students who are about to make big decisions such as whether or not to go to university.

Ads for good

Ads for good

The best scientists can explain their work to anyone. I worked on an ad campaign making that exact point.

Rocket Science

Rocket Science

While teaching at Highams Park School I worked with a group of girls to research how space affects plant seeds. Over several weeks we grew rocket (aka arugula) seedlings in a controlled experiment. The results from this UK wide project will be published soon. Here's the Guardian talking about it.