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Political science

Political science

Professor Colin Bennett
Professor Colin Bennett

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How much should political parties know about you?

Geomatics

Geomatics

Éloïse Brassard
Visualise geomatic imaging techniques.

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What can Arctic rocks teach us about life on Mars?

Haematology

Haematology

Dr Jill M. Johnsen
Explain how DNA sequencing is benefitting research into haemophilia to younger students.

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Understanding haemophilia, one amino acid at a time

Engaging history

Engaging history

Dr Katherine Wilson | Dr Thomas Pickles
Explore the ‘Mobility of Objects’ project website.

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Engaging history: the educational impact of medieval objects

Analytical chemistry

Analytical chemistry

Dr Ron Quinlan
Conduct your own chromatography! Separate the colours of inks and dyes in this experiment.

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Can analytical chemistry make beer taste better?

Geochronology

Geochronology

Dr Dawn Kellett
Explore different methods for dating fault lines.

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Can we reveal Earth’s secrets by dating faults?

Environmental engineering

Environmental engineering

Dr Jeffrey Farner and Dr Olubukola Alimi
Design an engineering solution to an environmental problem in your area

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What happens when plastics break down into microplastics and nanoplastics?

Applied physics

Applied physics

Dr Orang Alem
Explore the many uses of optically pumped magnetometers

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How the latest tech is unveiling the brain’s complex functionality

Education research

Education research

Dr Ying Gao
Design your own CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience)!

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A CURE for education: how can genuine scientific experiences inspire future scientists?

Applied linguistics

Applied linguistics

Dr Caroline Payant
Create your own language portrait

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Can embracing plurilingualism transform education?

Language didactics

Language didactics

Dr Marie-France Côté
Can you devise strategies to help elementary school students learn and remember key words?

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Navigating the maze of reading comprehension for first grade learners

Neuroscience and gaming

Neuroscience and gaming

Professor Leanne Chukoskie | Professor Pamela Cosman
Design an experiment on video games and eye movement.

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Boosting employment prospects for neurodiverse people through video game development

Ecology

Ecology

The Luquillo Long Term Ecological Research Program
Analyse long-term hydrology data from Luquillo to explore how rainfall in the region influences rivers in the forest

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How do hurricanes impact forest ecosystems?

Accounting research

Accounting research

Dr Sanjay Banerjee
How would you advise company directors to begin climate disclosure?

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How is climate change affecting accounting and business?

Statistical ecology

Statistical ecology

Professor Joanna Mills Flemming
Conduct your own statistical research project

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Can statistics help to uncover the ocean’s secrets?

Nursing

Nursing

Dr Kathryn Halverson
Do you have the qualities and skills needed for a career in nursing?

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What makes nursing a dream career?

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Professor Fay Horak
Explore physical therapy solutions for a neurological disorder

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How wearable tech can combat Parkinson’s disease

Archaeology

Archaeology

Dr Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown | Matthew Longstaffe
Follow an interactive dig to learn what archaeologists around the world are discovering.

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How are archaeologists uncovering the secrets of an Ancestral Maya boomtown?

Media forensics

Media forensics

Professor Siwei Lyu
How do you think generative AI could be used to help society?

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Detecting deepfakes: how can we ensure that generative AI is used for good?

Electrical engineering at Navajo Technical University

Electrical engineering at Navajo Technical University

Dr Peter Romine
How would you benefit from studying electrical engineering?

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Power to the people: how electrical engineering can empower the Navajo Nation

Immunology

Immunology

Dr Zachary Hartman
Explore different breast cancer treatments.

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How can targeted antibodies and vaccines be used to treat cancer?

Performance science

Performance science

Professor Aaron Williamon
How do people feel about the performing arts? Devise a survey to find out.

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Looking after performing artists’ physical and mental wellbeing

Development biology

Development biology

Professor Andy Groves
Explore how biologists use model organisms to study human development

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How does the inner ear develop into a sensitive hearing and balance organ?

Architecture

Architecture

Dr Lisa Landrum
Explore how the architecture around you influences your life

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Building a better future: how can architecture help make a better world?

Molecular and integrative physiology

Molecular and integrative physiology

Dr Carol Elias
Create a mind map of the brain.

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Understanding leptin: how can changes in body weight affect reproduction?

An activity for addressing eco-anxiety

An activity for addressing eco-anxiety

Dr Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise | Dr Catherine Herba | Dr Jonathan Smith
Discover how you can run drawing, photography and LEGO activities in your classroom

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Using creative arts to address children’s eco-anxiety

Clinical psychology

Clinical psychology

Dr Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise | Terra Léger-Goodes
Take part in artmaking activities to explore your eco-anxiety

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How can creative arts help children cope with eco-anxiety?

Organisation management theory

Organisation management theory

Professor You-Ta Chuang
Design an LGBTQ+ inclusivity awareness campaign.

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Can workplaces truly embrace LGBTQ+ inclusivity?

Health and care economics

Health and care economics

Dr Michela Tinelli
Design and carry out your own discrete choice experiments to understand your classmates’ preference for school services

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How can health and care support break the cycle of homelessness?

Decolonising the classroom

Decolonising the classroom

Dr Geraldine Balzer
What experiences have shaped your approach to teaching?

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Decolonising the Classroom

Molecular biology

Molecular biology

Dr Vincent Ricigliano
Plant your own pollinator garden to help feed your local bees

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Can microalgae improve honeybee health?

Film studies

Film studies

Professor Sheila Petty | Dr Estrella Sendra
Use creative writing to explore a difficult decision.

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Decolonising film festival research

Creating narratives of resilience with people affected by cancer

Creating narratives of resilience with people affected by cancer

Dr Laura Béres | Tracey Jones
Use creative writing to explore a difficult decision.

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Creating narratives of resilience with people affected by cancer

Behavioural science

Behavioural science

Dr Grace Lordan | Dr Jasmine Virhia | Teresa Almeida
Conduct your own behavioural science experiment!

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Why is diversity important for productivity?

HEARTcare

HEARTcare

Dr Astrid Kendrick
Consider questions from the HEARTcare planning framework.

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Supporting pre-service teachers in kickstarting a mentally healthy career

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Professor Jack Mellor
Design an experiment to explore your classmates’ memory and synaptic plasticity!

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The importance of memory in severe mental illness

Biological physics

Biological physics

Dr Hanna Salman | Dr Andrew Mugler
How is biological physics tackling some of society’s biggest issues?

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Remembering resistance: nongenetic memory in bacteria

Dental research

Dental research

Dr Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Prepare a dentistry careers stall – and share your work with Jennifer and the NIDCR team.

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A world of opportunity in dental research

Psychology

Psychology

Dr Jenna Gilchrist
Create a self-care package to help you through a time of transition in your life.

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From school to university: how can students adapt better to change?

Crime economics

Crime economics

Professor Tom Kirchmaier | Dr Magdalena Domínguez
Consider the economic and social factors that influence people’s decisions to commit crime.

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How can economists combat crime?

Food science

Food science

Dr Reza Tahergorabi
What would you investigate as a food scientist?

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How can we reduce fat in fried foods?

Gothic architecture and literature

Gothic architecture and literature

Professor Dale Townshend | Dr Michael Carter
Write your own spooky story inspired by ruined architecture and take your own ghostly photos.

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Can spooky stories engage people with history and heritage?

Paediatric haematology

Paediatric haematology

Dr Susan Creary
Promote health literacy

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Empowering people through health education

Psychiatry and law

Psychiatry and law

Professor Emmanuelle Bernheim | Professor Eva Ottawa
Imagine a future where all communities have social justice. What will this look like for the world?

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How are coercive psychiatric practices experienced by First Nations communities?

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Graham Diering | Dr Shenée Martin
Design an experiment!

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The links between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease

Using photovoice in community-based participatory action research

Using photovoice in community-based participatory action research

Dr Nancy Clark
Conduct your own photovoice activity to explore social justice issues that affect you

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How can photography help refugee men talk about mental health?

Ecology

Ecology

Dr Mathew Leibold
Design a hypothetical ecosystem.

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The amazing complexity of ecological metacommunities

Opthalmology

Opthalmology

Professor Machelle Pardue
Do you have 20/20 vision? Test your eyesight and conduct and experiment to explore the range of vision among your classmates.

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Creating a clear image of myopia: discovering the causes and developing treatments

Popular music studies

Popular music studies

Professor Lori Burns
Analyse a song!

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The heroines of heavy metal: how are female artists challenging genre norms within the music industry?

Nephrology

Nephrology

Dr Diana Jalal
If you were a journalist, could you communicate scientific results to the public in an exciting but non-sensational way?

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How do our kidneys influence our cardiovascular health?

Integrated pest management

Integrated pest management

Dr Elizabeth Lamb
Design an integrated pest management board game!

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Ingenious solutions for outwitting plant pests

Quantitative ecology

Quantitative ecology

Professor Guillaume Blanchet
Conduct your own ecological survey to analyse what species live in your area

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How can statistical models answer ecology’s big questions?

Environmental justice

Environmental justice

the AIRE Team
Make a difference in the world by fighting for environmental justice

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Combining science and community action to combat environmental injustice

Computer science

Computer science

Professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan | Professor Nigel Davies
Imagine how edge computing could impact people’s lives.

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Looking to the future with edge computing

Biomedical imaging

Biomedical imaging

Professor Simon Cherry | Professor Ramsey Badawi
Uncover the historical physics discoveries that have paved the way for Simon and Ramsey’s medical scanner and imagine how biomedical imaging will advance in the future

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How does physics allow us to look inside the body?

Farming and farming research

Farming and farming research

E’licia L. Chaverest
Design a workshop for new and beginning farmers!

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Growing new and beginning farmers

Immunology and vaccinology

Immunology and vaccinology

Professor Ross Kedl
Can you present Ross’ research in an engaging and understandable way to a younger audience?

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How can we develop more effective vaccines?

Molecular genetics

Molecular genetics

Dr Anil Challa | Associate Professor Dr Lynn Kee
Discuss: what are the societal and ethical implications of CRISPR technology?

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Bringing revolutionary gene editing techniques to undergraduates

Labour relations

Labour relations

Dr Mélanie Dufour-Poirier
Create a mental health action plan to improve mental health and well-being among your classmates

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How can trade unions prevent mental health issues at work?

Ecology

Ecology

Dr Sarah Guindre-Parker
Explore wild species in your own local area.

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Does city life negatively affect wildlife?

Computational cognitive neuroscience

Computational cognitive neuroscience

Neuroscience of Cognitive Control Lab
Conduct your own experiment to explore the flexibility of your cognitive control

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Modelling minds: can computers mimic human intelligence?

Plant pathology

Plant pathology

Dr Leslie Holland
Learn about the cranberry plant life cycle.

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How can we improve cranberry production?

Music for mental health

Music for mental health

Professor Gilles Comeau
Conduct your own experiment to explore the effects of music on health and well-being

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Harnessing the power of music to improve mental health

Epidemiology and Genomic science

Epidemiology and Genomic science

Dr Linda Brown | Dr Megan Carnes
Follow the experts’ tips!

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How can data management tools help us discover new treatments for a chronic disease?

Aviation

Aviation

Cranfield University
Design a stall for a school careers fair to promote and educate your classmates about careers in aviation

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Flying high with careers in aviation

Political science

Political science

Professor André Blais | Professor Damien Bol
Run an experiment to assess different electoral systems.

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Why electoral systems matter for democracy

Biological engineering

Biological engineering

Professor Jeffrey Catchmark
Consider the ethical questions behind biological engineering.

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Plant polymers as plastic alternatives

Cyber security

Cyber security

Dr Burcu Bulgurcu
Design a poster to educate people on how to stay safe online.

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Cyber security for the AI age

Chemical and biomolecular engineering

Chemical and biomolecular engineering

Dr Yamil Colón
Design an educational resource.

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Using adsorbents to help society

Anthropology and agriculture

Anthropology and agriculture

Emmanuel Roux | Professor David Himmelgreen
Design a community celebration!

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Urban farming for urban families

Economics

Economics

Dr Emil Temnyalov
Have a go at game theory! Play a game to explore the impacts of other people’s choices on your decision-making in this famous example of game theory

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Should universities use differential treatment to admit students?

Cognitive neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience

Dr Dirk Bernhardt-Walther | Dr Claudia Damiano | Dr Pinaki Gayen
Perform your own cognitive neuroscience experiment.

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Are there ‘rules’ for conveying emotion through art?

Gerontological nursing

Gerontological nursing

Dr Sherry Dahlke
Encourage your classmates to pursue a career in gerontological nursing

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How can we combat ageism in society and healthcare?

Intelligent systems engineering

Intelligent systems engineering

Dr Narges Armanfard
How could AI improve our lives?

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How can intelligent systems revolutionise healthcare?

Probability and statistics

Probability and statistics

Dr Min Xu
Explore your own social network!

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How can we unravel the complex history of networks?

Philosophy

Philosophy

Dr Jennifer Mensch | Dr Michael Olson
How have different philosophers influenced society?

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How philosophers have influenced the way you think about race

Science seminar

Science seminar

Barbara Barnhart | Dr Olivia Long
Who owns your biological tissue?

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How can first-year STEM university students be better supported?

Biomedical engineering

Biomedical engineering

Dr Christopher Contag
Persuade patients waiting for a heart transplant that engineered endosymbionts could be an alternative treatment option.

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Can we engineer bacteria to regenerate tissues?

Cognitive neuropsychology

Cognitive neuropsychology

Professor Jacqueline Cummine
Design a study to investigate how we read.

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How we read: the neuroscience behind literacy

Food Microbiology

Food Microbiology

Dr Salam A. Ibrahim
Use microorganisms to create your own food!

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Engaging with the science behind food

Fashion Entrepreneurship

Fashion Entrepreneurship

Dr Samii Kennedy Benson
Create your own fashion brand! Design a fashion line and develop a business plan.

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Fabulous and fashionable: how the FAB Lab is encouraging fashion entrepreneurs

Agriculutral Education

Agriculutral Education

Diana E. Collingwood
Design an agriculture-related lesson!

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Fostering love and knowledge of agriculture and the environment

Machine Learning in Medicine

Machine Learning in Medicine

Dr Salah Al-Zaiti | Dr Christian Martin-Gill | Dr Ervin Sejdić
Design a new AI tool to detect a medical condition

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Can artificial intelligence detect hidden heart attacks?

Alabama A&M University’s Small Farms Research Center

Alabama A&M University’s Small Farms Research Center

E’licia Chaverest
Design an outreach programme to help socially disadvantaged small farmers connect with their communities!

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Supporting small farms: how protecting local farms can protect local communities

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Nathaniel Boyer
Should synthetic fertilisers be banned?

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Can soil microbes improve agricultural sustainability?

An educational journey through cell biology

An educational journey through cell biology

Dr Kristina Ames
How understanding DNA has enabled cloning? And more activities!

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An educational journey through cell biology

Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology

Professor Jong Hyun Ham
Take advantage of symbiotic relationships to grow your own crops and debate the pros and cons of genetically modified crops

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How do bacteria help and harm crops?

Plant Genetics

Plant Genetics

Dr Bill Rolling | Dr Jenyne Loarca
Conduct a growing experiment to explore how environmental conditions influence seed germination and plant growth

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Keep calm and carrot on: how can we breed better carrots?

Cell Biology

Cell Biology

Dr Kristina Ames
Examine the structure of cells

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What happens when our blood production system fails?

Biomechanics

Biomechanics

Professor Christian Franck | The PANTHER Programme
Design a device that solves a societal issue!

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How can we detect and prevent brain injuries?

Marine Geochemistry

Marine Geochemistry

Associate Professor Julie Trotter | Professor Malcolm McCulloch | Dr Paolo Montagna
Write your own blog from on-board RV Falkor!

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How does the Southern Ocean help protect our planet?

Cyber security

Cyber security

Dr Jason Nurse | Jamie MacColl
Translate Jason and Jamie’s academic research about ransomware into policy recommendations for the government and cyber security advice for the public

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Can cyber insurance combat cyber crime?

Agricultural and resource economics

Agricultural and resource economics

Dr Nathan Fiala
Can you design an intervention to solve a community issue?

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Social solutions for socio-economic issues

Traditional Knowledge in Geoscience

Traditional Knowledge in Geoscience

Dr Judith Brown Clarke | Dr Wendy K’ah Skaahluwaa Todd
What can traditional stories from Indigenous communities teach us about the environment?

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Ways of knowing: how can traditional knowledge enrich geoscience education?

Nematology

Nematology

Dr Paula Agudelo
Create a ‘how-to’ guide for farmers.

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Protecting crops from nematodes

Permafrost and Agriculture

Permafrost and Agriculture

Permafrost Grown
Create your own permafrost and observe what happens when it thaws.

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Farming on permafrost

Dietetics and Technology

Dietetics and Technology

Professor Deborah Kerr | Associate Professor Carol Boushey | Associate Professor Fengqing (Maggie) Zhu
Design an app to improve an aspect of health or healthcare

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How are advances in technology improving dietary research?

Materials Science and Process Engineering

Materials Science and Process Engineering

Dr Theodore Hanein
Communicate research findings to stakeholders!

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Concrete change: the innovative chemistry of sustainable cement

Dentistry and dental science

Dentistry and dental science

The Iowa Institute of Oral Health Research
Design an oral hygiene lesson for children to teach them the importance of looking after their teeth

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Dental discoveries: How is dental research improving oral health?

Health promotion and disease prevention

Health promotion and disease prevention

Dr Alice Ammerman
Design a public health study.

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The Mediterranean way: changing diets to extend lifespans

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Dr Janet Page-Reeves
Design a peer support group to reduce social isolation among elderly people in your community

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The importance of community for reducing social isolation

Computational Biomedicine

Computational Biomedicine

Dr Linwei Wang
Design a new in-home monitoring device!

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Can artificial intelligence help prevent heart failure?

Molecular genetics

Molecular genetics

Dr Hua Bai
Debate: should science slow down the ageing process?

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An age-old question

Opthalmology

Opthalmology

Dr David Antonetti
Explore whether scientific ‘facts’ are true or false.

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How can diabetes lead to vision loss, and how can this be prevented?

Urogynaecology

Urogynaecology

Professor Cindy L. Amundsen
Devise a medical research questionnaire.

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What causes problems with the lower urinary tract?

Music Technology

Music Technology

Dr Jennifer MacRitchie | Dr Justin Christensen | Jon Pigrem
Design a new accessible musical instrument!

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How can music technology improve the well-being of people living with dementia?

Nutritional Epidemiology

Nutritional Epidemiology

Professor Lucinda Black
Are fruit and veg really good for you? Check the evidence for yourself!

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Could a healthy diet combat multiple sclerosis?

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery

Dr Stefano Giuliani
Fluorescence within science!

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Lighting up cancer: innovation in paediatric surgery

Immunology

Immunology

Professor Leslie Berg | Assistant Professor Aimee Pugh Bernard
Design a fun and interactive lesson to teach younger children about vaccinations and immunology

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Investigating immunity: uncovering the mechanisms of the immune system

Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

Dr Janine M. Ziermann
Secure funding for your research lab!

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How do the head, neck, and heart develop?

Working as a Physician Scientist

Working as a Physician Scientist

Dr Jamie Privratsky
Design and cook a kidney-friendly diet

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Can scientists prevent kidney disease?

Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Denise Kulhanek | Dr Brian Romans | Dr Molly Patterson
Be a scientific communicator!

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Deducing how Antarctica will respond to climate change

Social Science

Social Science

Professor Michael Rosenfeld
Use the US General Social Survey data to explore how public opinions to different topics have changed through time

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Social science for social change: the story of marriage equality in the US

Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Lisa Doner
Discover how the albedo of different surfaces found on Earth affects temperature!

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Practical activities to help geoscience students develop the skills they need to succeed

Food Science

Food Science

Dr Wei Zhang
Advise people on food safety.

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How can we improve food safety across the world?

Virology and Oncology

Virology and Oncology

Dr Fred Bunz
How can you use scientific imagery to educate others about viruses?

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Can we create viruses and use them to treat cancer?

SHAPE in Schools

SHAPE in Schools

SHAPE in Schools
Boost your students’ understanding and enjoyment of SHAPE subjects!

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SHAPE in Schools: Changing mindsets in support of social sciences, humanities and the arts

Astrophyics

Astrophyics

Professor Snežana Stanimirović
Explore star formation

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A star is born – using next generation telescopes to explore star formation

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Dr Gang Wang | Jaron Mink
Can you recognise deepfake content? What are the pros and cons of deepfake technology? How cybersecure are you?

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Can you trust what you see online?

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Dr Jill Demirci
How can online learning help new mothers?

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How does pre-birth milk expression help with breastfeeding?

Immunology

Immunology

Dr Stuart Weisberg
Explore the different functions and malfunctions of the pancreas

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Protecting the pancreas

Nanoscience

Nanoscience

Center for NanoScience
Conduct an experiment to examine the nanoscale properties of different forms of carbon

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Examining the extremely small

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Dane Morgan | Dr Ryan Jacobs
How is machine learning being used in different areas of research?

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How machine learning is revolutionising materials science

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Professor Beverly Rothermel
Use your creative talents to explain the complex concepts of molecular biology

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How do proteins affect heart health?

Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems

GIS
Learn how to manipulate and analyse data using GIS

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The power of geographic information systems: bringing data to life with maps

Mechatronics

Mechatronics

Dr Justin Starr
Design a remote training system!

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Controlling machines from afar

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Dr Yamnia I. Cortés
Design a culturally tailored health campaign for your community and be period positive!

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Can behavioural interventions improve biological health outcomes?

Nutrition Science

Nutrition Science

Dr Diana Obanda
Cook up a nettle recipe!

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Could a nettle a day keep the doctor away?

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Professor JoAnne S. Richards
Teach molecular and cell biology to younger students!

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What do we know about the ovary?

Environmental Physics

Environmental Physics

Associate Professor Morewell Gasseller
Create your own air pollution monitors!

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How can community engagement projects empower STEM students?

Congnitive Science

Congnitive Science

Professor Andrew Perfors
Design a cognitive science experiment.

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Bias, assumptions and emotions: why we think what we think

Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Professor Sumithra Mandrekar | Professor Jay Mandrekar
Design your own clinical trial. What data would you collect and how would a biostatistician analyse them?

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The mathematics behind medicine

Media and Communication Studies

Media and Communication Studies

Professor Amanda Lotz
Design a survey to find out how your classmates watch television programmes!

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How are streaming services affecting the way we consume media?

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

Professor Ian Paulsen
Can you secure funding for a synthetic biology project?

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Synthetic biology: the power of modified microbes

Future Transportation Technologies

Future Transportation Technologies

Dr Justin Starr | Robert Koch
What moral decisions will autonomous vehicles have to make?

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Are you ready for the robot revolution?

Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Laurent Ailleres
Make your ‘mine’ up – a debate!

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Modelling mines: how can a new 3D modelling platform make mining more sustainable and be part of the solution to climate change?

Advanced Composites

Advanced Composites

Dr R. Byron Pipes
Design your own 3D structure.

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Creating the world’s largest 3D-printed structure

Malaria Research

Malaria Research

Professor Richard Bucala
Design an infographic that explains how malaria exploits our immune system!

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How to build a game-changing malaria vaccine

Ocean Engineering

Ocean Engineering

Dr Anuscheh Nawaz
Design a proposal to bring life back to dead zones in the ocean

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How can we measure gases dissolved in seawater?

Atmospheric Chemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry

Dr Tran Nguyen
Design a clean air action plan to reduce air pollution in your local area

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Understanding the atmosphere: What can atmospheric chemistry teach us about air pollution?

Ecosystem Ecology

Ecosystem Ecology

Dr Laurel Lynch
Design a publicity campaign to improve the public image of scavengers

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A meal with the devil: how the eating habits of Tasmanian devils affect their ecosystems

Clinical Genomics

Clinical Genomics

Professor James Lupski
Explore the ethics of genome sequencing

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The human story behind human genome sequencing

Physiology

Physiology

Professor Rukmi Dutta
Build a simple electric motor!

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The fastest electric motor ever is another step towards a sustainable future

School Gardens and Counselling

School Gardens and Counselling

Professor Sallie Marston | Moses Thompson
Design a garden for your school and teach lessons in it

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Can gardening help children grow?

Public Policy Research

Public Policy Research

Associate Professor Alastair Stark | Professor Heather Lovell | Professor Rodney Scott
What formal and informal information would be given to a new person who arrives in your neighbourhood? How would that person use each type of information?

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How and why do governments forget?

Physiology

Physiology

Dr Robert J. Wessells
What has model organism research done for us?

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What can fruit flies tell us about virtual reality exercise?

Bushfire Risk Analysis

Bushfire Risk Analysis

Professor Trent Penman | Dr Kate Parkins | Dr Erica Marshall
What extreme weather is climate change causing?

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How will climate change affect forests?

Forest Ecology

Forest Ecology

Associate Professor Craig Nitschke
Explore simulation and statistical models.

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How will climate change affect forests?

Immunology and Microbiology

Immunology and Microbiology

Professor Hans Haecker
Investigate the research process that goes into developing medicines

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Investigating the root of inflammatory diseases

Biomedical Science

Biomedical Science

Professor Dayong Jin
Can you develop a new biomedical device?

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On the frontline of the biomedical revolution

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Dr Ben Haywood | Professor Julia Parrish
Which places are important to you?

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How can place attachment improve scientific literacy?

Immunology

Immunology

Dr Fadi Lakkis
What happens to our body when our immune system goes wrong?

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How can marine invertebrates help prevent organ transplant rejection?

Computational Cosmology

Computational Cosmology

Dr Sownak Bose
Create your own virtual Universe!

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A superpowered model of the whole universe

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Simon P. Liversedge | Dr Chuanli Zang
How do we read?!

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What do eye movements tell us about the psychology of how we read and process words?

Epidimiological Modelling

Epidimiological Modelling

Professor Renata Ivanek
Have a go at epidemiological modelling! What factors influence the spread of infection for different diseases?

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Can mathematics keep our food safe to eat?

Maker Education

Maker Education

Dr Ginny Chambers | Dr Kamryn York | Dr Mark Marnich
Develop your own STEM teaching skills!

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How can we make stem subjects more engaging for students?

Computational Literary Studies

Computational Literary Studies

Professor Katherine Bode
Explore a digital database

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Taking fiction from broadsheet to broadband

Political Science

Political Science

Dr Svitlana Chernykh
Write a news report and post-election protests occurring in a fictitious country.

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Why do post-election protests occur?

Psychology

Psychology

Dr Cheryl Talley
Lead your own mentoring workshop to teach good academic habits to your classmates

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What skills do you need to succeed in school?

Marine Geology

Marine Geology

Dr Julia Reece
What would life be like as a scientist onboard the JOIDES Resolution during an ocean expedition? Imagine you are a scientist on Julia’s expedition and write about your work and daily routine for the ship’s blog.

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Can tiny fossils disrupt global communications?

Neuropsychiatry

Neuropsychiatry

Dr Kymberly Young
Which positive memories would you use to train your brain?

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How can people train their brains to manage depression?

Palaeontology

Palaeontology

Dr Davide Foffa
Explore past mass extinction events. Are we currently in a 6th mass extinction?

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Can modern technology uncover the secrets of evolution?

Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics

Associate Professor Jacquiline (Jacq) Romero
Design a poster to promote diversity in science and encourage everyone to pursue a career in science

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Can quantum physics make the internet more secure?

Molecular Genetics

Molecular Genetics

Dr Nora Engel
Nature versus nature – design your own infographic!

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Why do males and females have different risks of disease?

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Bryan S. Kim
Explore which of your electronic devices use flash storage

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Storage solutions: can we reimagine the trade-offs that limit flash storage devices?

Smart Systems Engineering

Smart Systems Engineering

Professor Prasad Yarlagadda
How are nanomaterials used in society?

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Pathogen-busting nanosurfaces inspired by insect wings

Climate Science

Climate Science

Professor David Thornalley
How are our oceans being affected by human activities?

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Can we use mud to understand climate change?

Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Dr Punsara Navaratna | Dr Alessandro Pontillo
Build your own wind tunnel!

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How can wing design improve aircraft flight?

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Professor Anotida Madzvamuse
Explore careers in applied mathematics

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How is mathematics applied to real world problems?

Geology

Geology

Professor Terry Pavlis | Professor Laura Serpa
Go on a virtual field trip! Explore Terry and Laura’s 3D models of geological locations.

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A rocky revolution: Can virtual 3D models transform the teaching of geology?

Medical Research

Medical Research

Dr Natalie Shenker
Discover how and why breastfeeding rates and attitudes vary around the world.

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The milk of human kindness

Brain Computer Interfaces

Brain Computer Interfaces

Professor Chin-Teng Lin
How will brain-computer interfaces impact society?

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Plugging in: directly linking the brain to a computer

Maternal Health

Maternal Health

Dr Lesley Dornan | Peach
Do animals have souls? Do humans have free will? Get Debating!

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Imagine the journey a pregnant woman in Myanmar must take to reach professional medical help. How could Birth Across The Borders help her?

Neurophilosophy

Neurophilosophy

Professor Deborah Brown | Professor Brian Key
Do animals have souls? Do humans have free will? Get Debating!

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Animals in pain – who feels what?

Economics and Understanding Society

Economics and Understanding Society

Professor Birgitta Rabe
Develop your own survey to ‘understand society’.

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Using big datasets to find out what affects children’s quality of life

Seismology

Seismology

Dr Paula Koelemeijer
Build your own seismometer! What vibrations can you detect?

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What landscapes are hidden deep within the Earth?

Bioengineering

Bioengineering

Professor Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy
How will bioengineering be applied in the future?

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Building and training human tendons in the lab

Social Policy

Social Policy

Professor Ingela Naumann
Think of a societal issue you care about. How could you address this from a social policy perspective?

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Why good childcare provision is important for gender equality

Control Engineering

Control Engineering

Total Channel Control
Investigate the feedback control system that exists in your toilet!

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How are control engineers improving the sustainability of irrigated agriculture?

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Professor Zi-Qiang Lang
How would you encourage your classmates to consider a career in automatic control and systems engineering?

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Controlling and engineering systems for the benefit of all

The Arts of Inclusion – Investigating Music for Social Transformation

The Arts of Inclusion – Investigating Music for Social Transformation

Professor Oscar Odena
Take a virtual tour of the world and discover how social music programmes can help people deal with conflict situations

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Can music be a tool for social transformation?

Environmental Science and Ecology

Environmental Science and Ecology

Dr Sophie Fauset | Dr Shalom D. Addo-Danso
Write a letter to your local government representative.

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Monitoring the canopy temperature of forests

Temporal Logic

Temporal Logic

Dr Kristin Y. Rozier
Can you complete a matrix puzzle?

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In conversation with a (highly passionate) temporal logician

Lupus Research

Lupus Research

Professor George C. Tsokos
Can you explain the concepts of autoimmunity through a cartoon strip?

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How can scientists improve the well-being of patients with lupus?

Research Software Engineering

Research Software Engineering

Dr Joanna Leng
Travel around the Diamond Light Source synchrotron and conduct experiments!

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Imaging the invisible: how can research software and imaging techniques help scientists study the things we can’t see?

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Laurence Kenney | Dr Alex Dickinson
Explore the range of roles prosthetics research depends on.

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Prostheses for people: matching the person and their new limb

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

HumaniSE Lab
Create personas to ensure new software is accessible for people with diverse needs

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Creating software that works for everyone

Political Science

Political Science

Dr Mona Morgan-Collins
How does the electoral system used in your country influence the outcomes of elections?

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What can the history of women’s suffrage teach us about women in politics today?

Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics

Dr Daniel Terno
Can you explain a complex quantum physics concept to a younger a student?

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Black holes: the meeting of gravity and quantum physics

Computer Science

Computer Science

Professor Richard Harper
Devise a public information campaign and share your ideas with the Future Places team!

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How can we make future places healthier spaces?

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Professor Judith Klinman
What enzymes help bread to rise and cause sliced apple to turn brown?

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How do enzymes speed up chemical reactions?

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Jennifer Franck
How much of your country’s energy is renewable?

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Can we harness the power of the oceans?

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Dr Adam Packer
Design a new experiment for Adam to investigate how mice experience sensations

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Can we control the electrical activity in our brains?

The Centre for Trauma Sciences

The Centre for Trauma Sciences

Professor Karim Brohi
How does trauma impact homeostasis?

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Saving lives by investigating how the body reacts to physical trauma

Environmental Genomics and Bioinformatics

Environmental Genomics and Bioinformatics

Dr Guilherme Oliveira
Imagine you are a biodiversity researcher!

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Uncovering the secrets of the Amazon

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Chi Hwan Lee
Design your own wearable biomedical device! How would a patient wear it and how will it monitor or treat their health condition?

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How can smart contact lenses monitor and treat eye conditions?

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)
Can you tell which face is real and which is fake?!

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Online battles: combatting false information and reducing online risks

Linguistics

Linguistics

Professor Alice Harris
If you were a linguist working with speakers of a language like Udi, how could you work together to conserve the language?

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It’s a clitic: how we process language structures

Planet Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Planet Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Dr Sorina Popescu
How are plant pathogens threatening species where you live?

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How do plants protect themselves from diseases?

Linguistics

Linguistics

Professor Lisa Green
Conduct your own linguistics study!

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Variation and grammar in African American English

Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

Dr Sangeeta Chattoo
Explore how you would compare the treatment of blood diseases in two different countries, considering factors such as cultural attitudes towards health and medicine and the type of health system present.

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What exactly is the ‘heaviness’ in heavy metal music?

Musicology and Music Technology

Musicology and Music Technology

Dr Jan Herbst | Dr Mark Mynett
Are you interested in mixing music? Jan and Mark created a heavy metal song that you can access and try mixing to explore the concept of heaviness in metal music.

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What exactly is the ‘heaviness’ in heavy metal music?

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Markita Riley
Imagine you are an influential engineer, and write your memoir to inspire others!

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Empowering girls, inspiring engineers

Biology

Biology

Dr Valeria Faggioli | Dr Mayra Osorio
Imagine you are a sustainable food researcher!

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Using agrobiology to ensure sustainable food production

Palaeoceanography

Palaeoceanography

Dr Babette Hoogakker | Dr Catherine Davis
What research would you undertake to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal ‘Life Below Water’?

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What is the fate of dissolved oxygen in our oceans?

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics

Dr Daniel Pitonyak
Explore how we can harness the power of nuclear physics to produce electricity.

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Can we unlock the secrets hidden deep within the nucleus of an atom?

Biomanufacturing

Biomanufacturing

Professor Tuck Seng Wong
How would you apply the Evolutor technology to an area of biomanufacturing?!

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The engineering behind Evolutor

Paleoclimate Science

Paleoclimate Science

Dr Bess Koffman
Based on Bess' article and some internet research, how would you design an engaging poster to illustrate ice core research and its importance for understanding past and future climates?

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Winds of change: using dust in Antarctic ice to understand past climates

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Discover Science
Conduct an experiment to compare the material properties of different types of chocolate!

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Living in a material world: the importance of materials science and engineering

Microbiome Science

Microbiome Science

Dr Sarah Knowles
Map your microbiome!

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What can we learn about microbiomes by studying wild mice?

Immunology

Immunology

Professor Brian Seymour
Can you engage people in health science?

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How can we end the health disparity that exists in asthma care?

Soft matter physics

Soft matter physics

Dr Akhshay Bhadwal and Dr Joseph Cousins
Conduct your own experiment to investigate the physics of rivulets!

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Behind the screens: the crystals that flow like rain down a windowpane

Computer science and cyber security

Computer science and cyber security

Dr Oli Buckley
Balancing communication effectiveness and security in chatbot technology

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I, chatbot: How ‘human’ should chatbots be?

Astrophysics and Indigenous star knowledge

Astrophysics and Indigenous star knowledge

Professor Raja GuhaThakurta, Dr Amanda Quirk and Professor Annette S. Lee
Explore your cultural relationship with the stars.

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What can stars reveal about galaxies and what can cultures reveal about stars?

Astronomy

Astronomy

Dr Gail Zasowski
Why is understanding more about the history of the Milky Way important?

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To boldly know what no one has known before

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr Yu Chen
Why do you think that it is important to find a means of detecting and combatting deepfake attacks?

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Understanding, detecting and combatting deepfakes in the real world

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Professor Charles Pence
Can defining biodiversity help us protect the natural world?

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A crisis of clarity: can defining biodiversity help us protect the natural world?

Experimental Metallurgy

Experimental Metallurgy

Dr Alexander (Sandy) Knowles
Is nuclear power better value than renewables?

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Taking metal to extremes

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Dr Pavel Borisov | Professor Sergey Savel’ev
How are artificial neural networks being used to train self-driving vehicles and to decipher ancient writings?

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Could computer programs match the abilities of our brains?

Mathematics

Mathematics

Dr Zach Boyd
Create a supply chain network for an item in your classroom

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Numbers and networks: how can we use mathematics to assess the resilience of global supply chains?

Archaeology

Archaeology

Dr Liza Gijanto
Can you plan an archaeological project?

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From field to lab: the changing nature of archaeology

Science and Technology Policy Research

Science and Technology Policy Research

Dr Thomas S. Woodson
Which projects do you think should be awarded research grants?

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Does the way we fund scientific research benefit everyone equally?

Materials Science

Materials Science

SusCoRD
Discover the different techniques that the team uses to understand and manipulate the properties of substances within paint.

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Unexpected ways that paint prevents corrosion

Engineering For Human Rights

Engineering For Human Rights

Dr Davis Chacon-Hurtado
How could a human rights-based engineering approach improve your neighbourhood?

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How can engineering address human rights issues?

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Dr Haipeng Luo
Explore the ethical implications of artificial intelligence

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Can machine learning cope with the erratic and uncertain nature of the real world?

Youth Studies and Criminology

Youth Studies and Criminology

Professor Eithne Quinn
Prosecute a poet!

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Predicting the future: the power of modelling

Modelling as a Teaching Tool

Modelling as a Teaching Tool

Dr Christian Nansen
Download the interactive teaching tool and try to predict the evolution of insect resistance to insecticides.

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Predicting the future: the power of modelling

Life as a Clinician Scientist

Life as a Clinician Scientist

Dr Radu Sporea
Create your own augmented poster! How will you integrate printed and digital content to teach others about Radu’s work?

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When chips meet paper: the exciting world of printable electronics

Life as a Clinician Scientist

Life as a Clinician Scientist

Dr James Seddon
What treatments would you want to develop to prevent a disease? How would you design a clinical trial to test these?

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Combining medicine and research to treat children with tuberculosis

Electronic Music

Electronic Music

Professor Monty Adkins | Dr Sam Gillies
Become a composer! Learn to manipulate sounds like Gerhard while creating your own electronic musical composition.

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Exploring the life and works of Roberto Gerhard, the electronic music pioneer

Geology

Geology

Dr Michael Eddyck
Explore the power of volcanoes.

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Understanding eruptions: how can we determine which volcanoes pose the greatest threat?

Structural, Wind and Control Engineering

Structural, Wind and Control Engineering

Dr Alice Alipour | Dr Jared Hobeck
Which branch of engineering will capture your imagination?

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Morph with the wind: shape-changing buildings

Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

Dr Ashley Heers
Explore how you would design a study to compare the behaviour and performance of a juvenile bird to that of an adult bird.

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Flights of fancy: can we unravel the mystery of flight?

Fungicides: Microbiology and Social Science

Fungicides: Microbiology and Social Science

Cabot Institute for the Environment | John Templeton Foundation
Should farmers reduce the quantity of fungicides used on their fields?

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Fields and fungicides: mixing microbiology and social science

Anthropology

Anthropology

Professor Lisa Sattenspiel | Taylor van Doren
What anthropological topic most interests you? How would you design a research project to explore this further?

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What lessons can we learn from past pandemics?

Neuroendocrinology

Neuroendocrinology

Dr Vincent Prevot | Professor Markus Schwaninger | Dr Ruben Nogueiras
Is the hypothalamus the window to the brain?

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Manipulating the brain’s ‘gatekeepers’ could thwart obesity and prevent dementia

Modern Languages

Modern Languages

Professor Stephen Hutchings
Design a languages community workshop!

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Understanding language communities: the multilingual, the transnational and the translingual

Medicine and Science

Medicine and Science

Dr Julie Bastarache
Why should young people consider a career as a physician-scientist? How would you encourage your classmates to pursue this profession?

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Bedside to bench to bedside: a unique way to treat lung injury

Materials Science

Materials Science

Professor Joshua Robinson
What can 2D materials offer us for the future?

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Extraordinarily small materials with big world applications

Metallomics

Metallomics

Professor Joanna Collingwood
Study images of tissue samples of the brain!

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Shining a light on the role of trace metals in neurodegenerative diseases

Chemical Microbiology

Chemical Microbiology

Professor Mo Seyedsayamdost
Can you summarise Mo’s research in a 60 second presentation?

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How can we discover new antibiotics?

Quantum Technology

Quantum Technology

Dr Jan Mol
Which everyday devices rely on quantum technology?

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How can we build quantum electronics from atoms and molecules?

Plant Science

Plant Science

Dr Seung Yon (Sue) Rhee | Dr Selena Rice
How are different research areas contributing to advances in plant science?

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Growing a community: building the Plant Cell Atlas

Vaccinology

Vaccinology

Dr Rebecca McLean | Professor Simon Graham
How would you contain an outbreak of Nipah virus? Create a presentation to explain how vaccinology could combat the outbreak.

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How can vaccinating pigs protect people?

Linguistic Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology

Dr Keith Murphy
Design a font for a business of your choice!

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The secret life of fonts

Psychology

Psychology

Professor Corinna Martarelli
Can you devise a theory of mind task?

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Is virtual reality an effective learning tool for young children?

Politics and Foreign Affairs

Politics and Foreign Affairs

Sarah Overton | Joël Reland
Could you conduct impartial research into a topic about which you have strong opinions? How would you ensure your results were unbiased and not influenced by your personal views?

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Analysing the impacts of Brexit

Prehistoric Archaeology

Prehistoric Archaeology

Dr Lisa Maher | Dr Danielle Macdonald
What can archaeological artefacts reveal?

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What did human communities look like 20,000 years ago?

Plant Biology

Plant Biology

Professor Dave Jackson
How many plants or plant derivatives have you used today?

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Can we decipher the mechanisms that allow plant cells to communicate?

Land Restoration

Land Restoration

Professor Mariana Rufino | Dr Joseph Hitimana
If you could go back in time, how would you apply the lessons learnt from the ReDEAL project to prevent the land degradation that led to the Dust Bowl of the USA in the 1930s?

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Bringing life back to Kenya’s grasslands

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Dr Anamika Dubey
What would happen if your entire country lost power for 24 hours? How would this impact you personally, and how would it impact your nation? How would you prioritise which services to direct emergency power to?

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How can we modernise power distribution systems to limit the effects of extreme weather?

The Missing Millions Project

The Missing Millions Project

Alan Blatecky
What does diversity, inclusion and representation look like in your school or college?

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The Missing Millions: bridging digital divides

Economic Geography

Economic Geography

Professor Sarah Hall
Learn how economic geography influences our surroundings. Can you sketch you local dining economy or design an economic geography board game?

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How is Brexit affecting the UK’s economy?

The X-ray Materials Science (XMaS) Project

The X-ray Materials Science (XMaS) Project

Professor Tom Hase and Dr Didier Wermeille
Use uncooked spaghetti, coins, and vitamin C tablets to delve into the world of materials science!

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The power of x-rays in materials science

The Information and Network Science Lab

The Information and Network Science Lab

Professor Justin Coon
Build a simple communication system!

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Data and communication in the world of the future

The Permo-Triassic Extinction Event

The Permo-Triassic Extinction Event

Professor Paul Wignall
Which animals lived in the Permian and Triassic periods?

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The Great Dying: unpicking the Permo-Triassic extinction event

Cybersecurity and Social Psychology

Cybersecurity and Social Psychology

Dr Jason Hong | Dr Laura Dabbish
How secure are social media platforms?

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Using psychology to increase online security

Earth and Environmental Science

Earth and Environmental Science

Dr Ed Gasson | Professor Carrie Lear
How has the Earth’s climate changed since the Pliocene?

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How ice sheets in the geological past can inform us of sea level rise in the future

World Religions

World Religions

Dr Emma Wild-Wood
World Religions with Dr Emma Wild-Wood

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Faith, healing and medicine in a time of COVID-19

Structural Biology

Structural Biology

Dr Dongyan Tan
Imagine you are an undergraduate researcher!

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How small changes in a protein can have large impacts on human health

Environmental Sustainability Education

Environmental Sustainability Education

Dr Elsa Lee
Take part in an activity to improve your neighbourhood. Does your local community action help your sense of global citizenship?

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Does local community action help our sense of global citizenship?

Chemical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Dr Rodrigo Ochoa
Can you inspire a younger student?

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Sharing computational skills to address neglected diseases in Latin America

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Professor Amber D’Souza
Devise a public health campaign!

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HPV16 and cancer prevention

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Dr Ted Allen
How protected are you from cyber-attacks?

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Boosting cybersecurity for the future

Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering

Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering

Dr Xiao Yu
Estimate the flow rate of a local river!

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What if we understood the role underwater plants play in the flow of water?

Health Economics

Health Economics

Dr Howard Thom
How would you evaluate the benefits of adaptive medical trials?

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How can we improve the cost-effectiveness of medical trials?

Urban Studies

Urban Studies

Dr Josephine Malonza | Dr Shilpi Roy
Which city should be twinned with your hometown, city or neighbourhood?

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How can urban planners and architects reduce inequality in cities?

The STEM Community Alliance Program

The STEM Community Alliance Program

Nalini Nadkarni | Laura George
How many young people are in custody in your country/state?

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Connecting youth-in-custody creatively to STEM

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Parsaoran Hutapea
Can you create your own bioinspired design?

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What are engineers learning from insects?

Archaeology

Archaeology

Dr Sarah Kurnick
Why do we topple statues to protest how we commemorate the past? Learn how this is not a new practice but has been happening for millennia.

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What does the past mean to people today?

Language Science

Language Science

CogSciDIY
Design your own experiments to discover how you learn languages!

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Understanding the language of science through the science of language

Electronics Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Professor Peter Gammon
Discover how the electrification of fossil fuel systems will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Can you keep global warming below 1.5 °C?

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How can electronics engineers help to power the green transition?

Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Dr Dominic Mcsherry
How does abuse and neglect affect our brains? Step in the shoes of a developmental psychologist and find out.

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How can we ensure that children in our care system get the best possible start to life?

Sedimentary Geology

Sedimentary Geology

Professor Peter Clift
Imagine you are a sedimentary geologist. Can you plan your own expedition to investigate the monsoons of the past?

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Monsoons and mountains: unpicking the sedimentary geology of Asia

Law

Law

Dr Caroline Henaghan
Imagine you are a defence lawyer…

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The premenstrual defence

Astronomy Technology

Astronomy Technology

MUSCAT Team
Explore the night sky! What stars and constellations can you identify?

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Building a camera to see the first galaxies

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Alexei Lapkin
Explore the concept of cradle-to-cradle.

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Can chemical reactions be encoded into algorithms and understood by computers?

Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

Professor Osman Yaşar
Access free lesson plans on computational modelling and simulation technology

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How modelling can shed light on memory retrieval

AI and Natural Language Processing

AI and Natural Language Processing

Professor Yulan He
Explore how your understanding of a simple sentence can change depending on the emphasis given to different words.

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Teaching computers to understand our language

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

Dr Lei Jiang
How can nanopore sequencing help with wildlife conservation?

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How can we read genetic codes in a single piece of DNA… quickly?

Human Geography

Human Geography

Dr Daniel Robins
Where do you and your peers feel you ‘belong’?

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Why do people stay?

Plant Phenotyping

Plant Phenotyping

Professor Tony Pridmore
How would you design a plant phenotyping experiment?

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How can computers help crops grow better?

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Professor Andrew Nunn
Dig deeper into disease control.

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How can we treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis?

Visual, Cultural and Digital Media Studies

Visual, Cultural and Digital Media Studies

Dr Elisa Serafinelli | Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan
Take a look at some photos captured by drones. How does the ‘view from above’ change your perception of the location?

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The view from above: a drone’s perspective on the world

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Dr Astley Hastings
How much of your country’s energy comes from renewables?!

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Can plants avert the climate crisis?

Horticulture

Horticulture

Odile Huchette
Experiment with growing your own plants!

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Experience, grow and learn to be a horticulturalist

Sustainability Accounting

Sustainability Accounting

Professor Muhammad Azizul (Aziz)
How ethical are your shopping choices?

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Tackling modern slavery: a sustainability accounting perspective

STEAM Education

STEAM Education

Dr Odesma Dalrymple | Dr Joi Spencer | Dr Perla Myers
Play Inequity Monopoly!

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The STEAM Team – engaging students through interactive and immersive learning

Geoengineering and Climate Modelling

Geoengineering and Climate Modelling

Dr Ben Kravitz
Find out whether geoengineering is the answer to climate change!

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Could we use geoengineering to cool Earth’s climate?

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Professor Tunde Peto
Sharing research around the world

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Reaching out to overcome diabetic eye disease in the Philippines

Smart City Infrastructure

Smart City Infrastructure

Peterborough City Council | The Piri Project
Devise your own sustainability development programme!

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Building a smart energy system for the people of Peterborough

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Dr Valeria Gazzola | Professor Christian Keysers
What can Hollywood star Morgan Freeman tell you about neuroscience?!

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Your pain is my pain: what makes us feel empathy?

Low Carbon Engineering

Low Carbon Engineering

Dr Danielle Densley Tingley
How would we recycle and reuse building materials?

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Can a circular economy make the construction industry sustainable?

Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology

Dr Emily Emmott | Dr Masahito Morita
What do your photos reveal about life as a teenager?

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What does adolescence look like for teenagers in England and Japan?

Virology

Virology

Dr Matthew Reeves
If an HCMV vaccine was available, how would you explain the benefits to organ transplant patients and pregnant women?

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Can we vaccinate against the viruses hiding in our cells?

Human Geography

Human Geography

Dr Siobhan Maderson
Conduct your own research to discover what traditional environmental knowledge is held by indigenous groups around the world, or in your own communities.

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Does science have all the answers?

Genetics

Genetics

Dr Erik Andersen
Find your own nematodes! Help Dr Andersen build his collection of C. elegans genetic diversity by conducting a sampling campaign and sending him your nematodes.

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Why worms matter: the importance of nematode diversity for studying biology and evolution

Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Antimicrobial Resistance Research

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit
How can we combat antimicrobial resistance? Find out which careers could see you solving this challenge.

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How research fields are joining forces to protect healthcare systems

Urban Analytics

Urban Analytics

Professor João Porto de Albuquerque
Make your own rainfall gauge and measure the rainfall in your neighbourhood. And develop the skills needed by urban analysts – map your neighbourhood and learn how to use geographical information systems.

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Using community data and analytics to build resilience to flooding

Materials Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Dr Nicolas Boscher
Create your own multi-disciplinary ‘research team’ to tackle a global problem!

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How can scientists clean up hydrogen production to help tackle climate change?

Molecular Oncology

Molecular Oncology

Professor Ian Prior
Discover what CRISPR can do!

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What if we understood the genetic causes of cancer?

Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable Food Systems

Dr Carole Dalin
How sustainable was the last meal you ate? Discover how sustainable your diet is and investigate how you could reduce the environmental impacts of your food.

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How sustainable is your food?

Textual Studies

Textual Studies

Dr Alison Searle
What does what you write reveal about you?

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How texts from the past can shape and inform the future

Shark Palaeontology

Shark Palaeontology

Professor Kenshu Shimada
Go fossil hunting! Can you find the remains of a prehistoric creature?

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Jaws: the importance of shark fossils for palaeontology research

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Noah Robinson
How can you improve your mood? Design an experiment to test the effectiveness of different strategies.

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Can immersion in virtual reality help combat opioid addiction?

Explosion Engineering

Explosion Engineering

The Blast and Impact Diagnostics Lab
Explore how the team are investigating explosions!

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Out with a bang: the challenge of measuring explosions

Digging Into The Soil Microbiome

Digging Into The Soil Microbiome

University of Manchester | University of Minnesota
Find out more about cutting-edge microbiology projects.

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What lies beneath: digging Into the soil microbiome

Structural Geology

Structural Geology

Dr Craig Magee
How would you summarise Craig’s research in a single diagram?

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Finding faults

Physics

Physics

Dr Serim Ilday
Do try this at home!

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From simple to complex: harnessing the laws of nature

Tudor Histor

Tudor Histor

Professor Anthony Musson | Dr John Cooper
Prepare for Henry VIII’s arrival! Research a Tudor house that Henry visited during a royal progress. Then, write a giest to the nobles and servants who lived there, instructing them how to prepare for the royal visit.

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What happened when Henry VIII went on tour?

The Human Proteoform Project

The Human Proteoform Project

Professor Neil Kelleher
Promote the Human Proteoform Project!

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Mapping every protein in the human body

Philosophy

Philosophy

Professor Thomas Schramme
How can you become a better empathiser? Use what you have learnt from Thomas’s article to develop your skills of empathy.

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How does empathy help us to understand others?

Economics and Psychology

Economics and Psychology

The Performance-Related Pay And Health Team
Conduct your own experiment to determine the effects of performance-related pay on your classmates’ stress levels!

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How does the type of payment you receive impact your health?

Social Anthropology

Social Anthropology

Professor Jacob Copeman
How would you convince people to donate blood?

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Blood, sect and fears

Neural Engineering

Neural Engineering

Dr Katharine Polasek
Try the rubber hand illusion!

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What if electrical stimulation could treat phantom limb pain?

History of Art and Design

History of Art and Design

Dr Harriet Atkinson
How does art shape societal beliefs?

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The art of propaganda

Self-Referencing in the Classroom

Self-Referencing in the Classroom

Professor Sheila J. Cunningham
Learn how you can apply self-referencing in your classroom.

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The importance of self-referencing as a learning technique

Literature Research

Literature Research

Professor Will May
Become a poetry mentor! Write your own poetry, then try teaching someone else. Do you prefer being mentor or mentee?

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Can mentoring help poets thrive?

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

Professor Nelya Koteyko | Dr Martine van Driel
Play a game of applied linguistics bingo! How predictable are you and your friends in your choice of words?

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How can we design social media to be inclusive?

Academic Primary Care

Academic Primary Care

Professor Trish Greenhalgh | Laiba Husain
Put yourself in the shows of a primary care academic!

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Care at a distance: adapting during the pandemic

Hydrology

Hydrology

Professor Lixin Wang
Create your own dew collector! Discover how much dew forms where you live.

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The water of life: Where does desert fog come from?

Sonification

Sonification

Glenn McClure
Discover the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective!

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What if we could translate data into sound?

Proteomics

Proteomics

Dr Georg Kustatscher
Discover how proteins are produced, and why we need proteomics researchers.

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How do cells contol protein levels?

Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Dr Susan Fitzer
Explore a day in Susan’s life as a marine biologist!

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How does climate change impact aquaculture?

Microbiology

Microbiology

Dr Cynthia Nau Cornelissen
Which branch of microbiology interests you the most?

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Helping to develop a gonorrhoea vaccine

Neuroscience Research

Neuroscience Research

Dr Amanda Brown
Could you be a John Hopkins Neurophyte?!

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The brain is the next frontier

Chemical Biology

Chemical Biology

Dr Gabriela Chiosis
What could you contribute as a chemical biologist?

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What chemical biology is revealing about chronic stress and disease

Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

Professor Clare Chandler | Susan Nayiga
Discover how different cultures view concepts of health and illness.

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How poverty contributes to antimicrobial resistance

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

BioAirNet
Find sources of bioaerosols in your school, home or local area!

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Take a deep breath: Investigating air quality

Social Policy Analysis

Social Policy Analysis

Dr Helen Kowalewska
Introduce a social policy reform in your school!

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How do we get more women on company boards?

Minority Religions in Japan

Minority Religions in Japan

Professor Erica Baffelli
Explore minority religions in Japan!

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Minority religions in Japan: marginalised or empowered?

Indoor Air Chemistry

Indoor Air Chemistry

Professor Nicola Carslaw
How much pollution are you exposed to on an average day?!

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How do cooking and cleaning impact the air quality in our homes?

Radiochemistry

Radiochemistry

Dr Davide Audisio
Explore medical imaging.

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How can radioactive elements help us?

Human Rights

Human Rights

Professor Todd Landman
Investigate the living and working conditions of the people who made the items that you use every day.

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The power of human rights in the modern world

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Dr S. Kokou Dadzie
What do you think has been the greatest mechanical engineering achievement?!

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The challenge of modelling particle-laden flows

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Dr Fabrice Caudron
Explore the Centre of the Cell!

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How is yeast helping us to understand the mysteries of cell biology?

Congnitive Psychology

Congnitive Psychology

Professor Markus Bindemann
Conduct an eyewitness testimony experiment!

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What if we could do psychology experiments in virtual reality?

Linguistics

Linguistics

Dr Jenny Culbertson
Create a new language and take part in a research project!

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What if we could understand how and why languages evolve?

What’s up with everyone?

What’s up with everyone?

What’s Up With Everyone?
Explore the mental health and well-being themes behind the What’s Up With Everyone? Campaign!

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Can animated stories help you to better understand your mental health needs?

Polar Star – Tools for teachers

Polar Star – Tools for teachers

POLAR STAR
Access all the brilliant POLAR STAR resources.

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POLAR STAR: Teaching science as a whole

Science Education

Science Education

Dr Tanya Josek
Explore the huge range of Project EDDIE teaching resources.

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Inquiry and exploration – enabling students to use large datasets

Anthropology

Anthropology

Dr Alessandro Corso
Use art, books and films to reflect on the world around you!

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What if we could step in the shoes of migrants and inhabitants on the island of Lampedusa?

High-Energy-Density Physics

High-Energy-Density Physics

Dr Valentin Karasiev | Dr Suxing Hu
Did you know there are actually 10 states of matter?!

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How can hydrogen become a metal?

Nuclear Astrophysics

Nuclear Astrophysics

Dr Maria Lugaro
Build your own spectrometer!

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How were the chemical elements born?

Conservation Science

Conservation Science

Dr Molly Grace
Can you asses the Green Status of species?

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Looking to the light: assessing the path to species recovery

Quantitative Social Science

Quantitative Social Science

Dr Alita Nandi | Nicole D. James
Devise your own longitudinal survey!

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How one massive study is uncovering the secrets of UK society

Political Science

Political Science

Dr Eva Heims
How politically engaged are you?!

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Do industries influence government regulatory agencies?

Astrophysics

Astrophysics

Dr Brice Orange | Dr David Morris
Find out all there is to know about the Etelman Observatory and imagine yourself there!

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Observing the need to foster inclusion and embrace diversity

Chemistry

Chemistry

Professor Katsumi Matsumoto
Learn about the global ocean carbon cycle!

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The ocean’s storage system: how plankton influences climate change

Chemistry

Chemistry

Professor Irving Epstein
Make your own pH indicator!

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Why do some chemical reactions oscillate?

Computer science

Computer science

Professor Zhigang Zhu
How can computer science shape our future?

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Using AI and computer science as a force for social good

The mathematics of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle

The mathematics of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle

Dan Romik
Can you solve the Tower of Hanoi?!

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Solving the Tower of Hanoi

Cell Biology

Cell Biology

Dr Pascale V. Guillot
Uncover the cutting-edge techniques that are revolutionising science and medicine!

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Building bones using stem cells and gene therapy

Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Dr Sean Colin
Can you design a robotic jellyfish?

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Solving a biomechanical mystery: how jellyfish swim and feed

Plant Sciences and Bioengineering

Plant Sciences and Bioengineering

Dr Alexander Jones
Discover the ‘big five’ types of plant hormones!

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Understanding the mechanisms behind lyme disease

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Dr Corliss Thompson
Could experiential learning inspire you into STEM?

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What if experiential learning can make STEM more accessible for students of colour?

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Dr Catherine Brissette
Make an origami Borrelia burgdorferi!

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Understanding the mechanisms behind lyme disease

Astrophysics

Astrophysics

Dr Brad Newton Barlow
Learn about cosmic events!

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Searching the skies

Physics and Nanoscience

Physics and Nanoscience

Yashaswi Nalawade
What can we achieve with nanotechnology?

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The extraordinary potential of nanoscience (from a researcher with extraordinary potential)

Computer Science

Computer Science

Professor Klara Nahrstedt
Just how clean is a ‘cleanroom’?

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Using computer science to assist in creating an ultra-clean scientific lab environment

Structural Biology

Structural Biology

Dr Charles Stewart Jr.
Can you meet Charles’ challenge?!

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What can we learn from plant proteins?

Anthropology

Anthropology

Dr Darren Ranco
Uncover the wonders of Indigenous peoples in your region and Indigenous science

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What if indigenous science were part of the science curriculum?

Quantum Science

Quantum Science

Dr Thomas Volz
Take a virtual tour of the QMAPP lab!

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Lighting up the quantum future: from basic quantum science to new technologies

Quantum Optics

Quantum Optics

Dr Lachlan Rogers
Imagine the year is 2121. What does the future hold for quantum optics?!

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Glowing diamonds are a quantum scientist’s best friend

Biophysics

Biophysics

Professor James Boedicker
What do you know about microbes?

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What if we could control microbial communities?

STEM Careers

STEM Careers

Dr Nick Flynn
How would you make STEM subjects more accessible in your school?!

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How to help students reach their STEM potential

Melanoma Research

Melanoma Research

Professor Marianne Berwick
Interview Marianne and become an expert in melanoma!

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An inspirational insight into advancing understanding of melanoma

Geophysics

Geophysics

Dr Jadranka Šepić
What will our world look like in 2100?!

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How do sea level oscillations contribute to sea level extremes?

Physics, Microbiology and Space

Physics, Microbiology and Space

Dr Jay Nadeau
Imagine you are on a space mission to Europa. What would you find there?

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What if microbes could live in extreme environments beyond earth?

Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

Dr Xiaoming Yu
Find out more about photonics.

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A leap forward in the application of ultrafast lasers

Nanoscience meets Microbiology

Nanoscience meets Microbiology

Professor Yves Dufrêne
Put yourself into the shoes of a researcher!

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Using nanotechnology to overcome the adhesion of the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus Aureus

Climate Sciences

Climate Sciences

Professor Zhengyu Liu | Dr Bette Otto-Bliesner
How has Earth’s climate changed since the Last Glacial Maximum?!

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How past climate clues can help predict the future

Nanoscale Science

Nanoscale Science

Professor László Forró
How small is nano small?

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Making X-rays safer – and more efficient

Chemistry

Chemistry

Dr Julie Peller
Can you go plastic-free for a day?

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Detecting microplastics in a great lakes watershed with undergraduate students

AI and Forests

AI and Forests

Professor Tian Zheng
Explore aerial photographs taken of Puerto Rico’s tropical forests!

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Using big data to map forests, tree by tree

Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry

Professor Basudeb Saha
Find out what incredible things you can do with biowaste!

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What if we can produce sustainable lubricants from renewable biowaste?

Physical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Dr Xinan Liu
Step in the shoes of a physical oceanographer and make your own model of the rain and sea.

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What if raindrops could help us understand climate change?

Psychology

Psychology

Professor Sander Thomaes
Design a pro-environmental publicity campaign!

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Greenteens: unleashing teenagers’ eco-friendly behaviour

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Dr Jonathan Grainger
Conduct your own cognitive psychology experiment!

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Did you this read right?

Climate Modelling

Climate Modelling

Dr Alan Condron
Discover Dansgaard-Oescher events!

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Climate modelling: predicting the future of the planet

Mathematics Education and Outreach

Mathematics Education and Outreach

Dr James Tanton
Explore Exploding Dots and more!

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Spreading the joy of mathematics

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Professor Brian Toon
Convince the Secretary of State to follow your scientific advice!

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Fire and ice: what nuclear war would mean for the planet

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Kristi Morgansen
Explore how animals fly!

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The sky’s the limit: new horizons for aerospace

Gene Editing

Gene Editing

Dr Natalia Rivera-Torres
Explore the amazing world of gene editing!

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Editing genes to benefit sickle cell disease patients

Extreme Environments

Extreme Environments

Dr Solange Duhamel | Dr Christopher Hamilton
Explore a wealth of information about research in extreme environments!

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How microbes in Iceland can teach us about possible life on Mars

Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

Dr Jonas Pontusson
Who would you vote for? Which political causes are important to you? Discuss!

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Changing the politics of tomorrow by questioning today

Stunt Science

Stunt Science

Steve Wolf
What can James Bond teach you about science and other STEM subjects?

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Science in the movies

Geography

Geography

Dr April Hiscox
Find out more about the SAVANT project, as well as the Earth Science Women’s Network.

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Understanding how air pollution spreads

Computational Chemistry

Computational Chemistry

Professor John Keith
Compare and contrast the efficiency of a range of catalysts.

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How computational chemistry could usher in a sustainable future

Anthropology and Gang Culture

Anthropology and Gang Culture

Dr José Sánchez García | Dr Carles Feixa Pàmpols
How would you solve a conflict?

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Did you know that gangs are not all about crime and violence?

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Latino Initiative Program

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Latino Initiative Program

Dr Rodolfo Montez Jr. | Christine Crowley
Design a poster promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM.

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Building inclusivity into astrophysics

Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Elliott Rouse
Could you design a robot that can help with everyday tasks?

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How can robots help us walk?

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Dr Christina H. Paguyo | Dr Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave
Be a social scientist – design a survey to investigate perceptions of diversity, equity and inclusion at your school!

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Making teaching as inclusive as possible

Geoscience Education

Geoscience Education

Dr Glenn Dolphin
Bring geoscience alive for your students with historical case studies and drama!

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Bringing the Earth to life

Data Patterns

Data Patterns

Dr Eric Chi
Can you approach different scenarios as a data scientist?!

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Discovering hidden patterns in data

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Professor Li Li
Map out watersheds and create your own 3D model.

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How does climate change affect water quality?

Westminster College’s Environmental Project Management Academy

Westminster College’s Environmental Project Management Academy

Dr Helen Boylan | Dr Alison DuBois | Mr Brian Petrus
Can you project manage the spaghetti tower challenge?

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Connecting the dots between science and business

Materials Science

Materials Science

Dr Wenping Yin
Visit the Exciton Science website for more information about Wenping’s research, games and more!

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Detecting toxic substances for a greener and healthier world

Cell Biology

Cell Biology

Dr Verónica Segarra
Put yourself in Veronica’s shoes – what could your research career look like?

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Understanding cells and fostering love for science

Soil Science

Soil Science

Dr Shad Nelson
How would you encourage more diversity in the field of soil science?

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Start now to reap the rewards later

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Dr S. Camille Peres
Find out what a piano staircase can reveal about human behaviour!

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Human factors in the gas and oil industries

Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Sheldon Turner
Could you design a geoscience programme?!

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How to create ‘geniuses’ in geoscience

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Dr Mark Rentschler
Reflect on Mark’s amazing project and his brilliant career advice.

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Mech-ing endoscopies safer by using robots you can swallow

Climate Literacy

Climate Literacy

Dr Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux
Can you devise a lesson to teach a climate change concept to a kindergarten class?!

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In the know: building a climate literate society

Environemental Geochemistry

Environemental Geochemistry

Professor Kate Spencer | Dr Jonathan Wheatland
Explore a wealth of resources from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Geography and the British Geological Survey.

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How do nutrients and pollutants travel from rivers to the sea?

Optical Science

Optical Science

Dr Peter Wizinowich
There’s much to learn and explore about Keck Observatory and adaptive optics!

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Adaptive optics: providing clarity to observations

Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Biology

Dr Bard Ermentrout
Explore mathematical equations and patterns.

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Decoding the rhythms of the natural world

Subatomic Physics

Subatomic Physics

Dr Wouter Deconinck
Connect with the University of Manitoba’s many outreach activities.

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The science of the very small has enormous potential

STEM Education

STEM Education

Dr Liz Johnson
Find out more about Southern Research’s work and see if you can meet Liz’s challenge of making your own LED paper circuit!

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How can STEM education provide ‘light-bulb’ moments?

Physical Sciences Scholars Program

Physical Sciences Scholars Program

Professor JiaJia Dong
Find out all you need you need to know about the brilliant PSS programme.

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Helping low income students become professional scientists

Machine Memory

Machine Memory

Professor Xiaochen Guo
Discover different computer memory technologies and find out how they work

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Modernising machine memory

Civil and Structural Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering

Dr Shiling Pei
Build your own tower using toothpicks and gumdrops, and see if it can withstand an ‘earthquake’.

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The big shake: designing tall timber buildings that are resilient to earthquakes

Mathematics

Mathematics

Dr Sam Ballas
Can you complete Dr Sam Ballas’ genus challenge?

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Mathematics: plane and simple

AR in the classroom

AR in the classroom

Dr Wenya Xu
Explore a range of AR apps.

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How augmented reality can help you learn trigonometry

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Trisha Moore
Find out about Kansas State University’s excellent range of outreach programmes.

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How can urban trees reduce flooding and pollution?

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Prof Doug Jacobson
How secure are your passwords?

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Can we learn to be safe online?

Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Glenn Dolphin
Design and build a model of a geoscientific process!

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Bringing the earth to life

Structural Biology

Structural Biology

Dr Angela Gronenborn
View 3D biomolecules and create your own paper model of a molecule.

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The building blocks of biology

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Dr Gerald Friedland
See if you can teach a computer to learn!

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The prediction game: The ever-evolving science of machine learning

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture

Dr Chris Marble
Investigate the weeds in your garden!

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A red-blooded passion for the green-fingered

Marine Science

Marine Science

Dr Karyna Rosario
Find out more about the fascinating world of marine microbiology and watch Karyna deliver her TEDx Youth Talk.

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A virus that can actually save us from harm!

Plant Science

Plant Science

Dr Davide Bulgarelli
Research inspiring plant scientists and find out everything you need to know about the world of soil microbes!

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How can understanding plants and microorganisms help feed the world?

Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

Dr Virginia Edgcomb
Find out all there is to know about the fascinating Expedition 360.

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Why is it important to study life in the deep sea and even below the seafloor?

Astronomy

Astronomy

Professor Tom Bania
Research electromagnetic radiation and astronomical telescopes!

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Aiming for the stars

Geography

Geography

Dr Michael Webber
How will our energy demands change over time?

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Interrogating the technopolitics of China’s waterways

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

IDLES
How will our energy demands change over time?

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How do we prepare the UK for a zero carbon future?

Food Science

Food Science

Dr Gabriel Keith Harris
Get a feel for food science and find out why the Maillard reaction make chocolate chip cookies taste so good!

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The science behind the perfect cup of coffee

Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Dr Marianna Maiaru
Find out more about renewable energy with KidWind, and see if you can beat the Wind Turbine and Solar Structures challenges!

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What if we could repair wind turbines with aerospace engineering and computer science?

Engineering and Computing

Engineering and Computing

Professor Elena Gaura
Find out more about sustainable engineering and the amazing HEED project.

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How can we tackle energy poverty in refugee camps?

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian
Tune into the Science Weekly podcast and dive into other similar activities for a taste of biochemistry.

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Why do we need to study chromosomes?

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Darrel Baumgardner
Explore cloud seeding and other forms of geoengineering in greater depth.

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Make it rain: the science behind altering the weather

Lifelong Health

Lifelong Health

University of Surrey
Work in groups and see if you can pool your skills and expertise to survive a pandemic or life on a desert island.

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Five researchers working on lifelong health in very different ways

Sensor Engineering

Sensor Engineering

Professor Chang-Soo Kim
Find out about virtual summer camps!

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Sensor engineering gets to the root of problems with food production

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Dr Michael Wolyniak
Conduct your own yeast genome research and explore the pros and cons of gene therapy.

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How can experiments with yeast genetics help make the perfect pint?

Genetics

Genetics

Professor Ann Matthysse
Carry out your own experiment and see what bacteria you can see on the vegetables in your shopping basket!

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How to remove harmful E.coli

Collaborative App Building

Collaborative App Building

Dr Susan Safford
Helping students to develop and apply maths skills to biology

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How to design a biology and maths app for students, by students

Sustainable Pest Control

Sustainable Pest Control

Dr Christian Nansen
Take on the role of a strawberry farmer and see how the Smart Spray app will help to manage your crops.

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The computer science undergrads helping farmers adopt sustainable farming practices

Respiration and photosynthesis

Respiration and photosynthesis

Katherine Willet
This lesson plan is aimed at Grade 9 in the US (Year 10 in the UK) and encourages students’ self-regulated learning skills to learn about respiration and photosynthesis.

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Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems

Self-Regulated Learning

Self-Regulated Learning

Dr Erin Peters-Burton
Develop self-regulated learning skills through metacognitive questioning and self-reflection.

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Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems

The School of Food

The School of Food

Dr Christian Nansen
Find out how looking at cabbages can teach graphs, data, research, imperial and metric units, proteins, vitamins, maps, cooking and nutrition,…and then make some cabbage muffins!

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The School of Food

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Helen Bridle
Play the Bacteria Combat and Superbugs games to learn more about antimicrobial resistance and why it is a global health issue

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What if we could develop a sensor that can detect pollutants like heavy metals?

Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Dr April Ulery
Wonder at the amazing world of agricultural science with these interactive activities.

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Can the agricultural sciences tackle inequality?

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Dan Flippo
Take a virtual tour of Dr Dan Fippo’s 2050 Robotics Lab and get a feel for boundless possibilities in engineering

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Using mechanically engineered robots to feed the world

Astronomy

Astronomy

National Astronomy Consortium
Take a trip into space with these star-studded National Radio Astronomy Observatory activities

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“Good mentors don’t just try to recreate you in their image; they give you the tools necessary to achieve your own goals”

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics

Dr Matthew Redshaw
Test your knowledge of Einstein’s theory of relativity and be inspired by the beauty of maths and physics equations.

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Does E really equal MC squared?

Volcanology and Geology

Volcanology and Geology

Professor Stephen Self
Experience life as a volcanologist and keep an eye on Taal, which erupted in the Philippines in January 2020.

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Volcanology and geology: an explosion of possibilities

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Alan Goddard
Find out if you can create a super yeast and help Dr Alan Goddard with his research along the way.

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Could yeast and bacteria replace fossil fuels?

Plant Diseases and Pests

Plant Diseases and Pests

Professor Xiangming Xu | Dr Michelle Fountain
Use your skills as a budding plant biologist to figure out how to reduce pests and plant diseases naturally and with technology.

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What if we stopped using pesticides?

Immunology

Immunology

Professor János G Filep
Play the Immune Defence game and see how the white blood cells fare against pathogens.

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Ensuring inflammation does more good than harm

Molecular Plant Biology

Molecular Plant Biology

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle
Grow your own sunflowers and find out how they change their shape to survive in the dark.

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Short and bushy, long and spindly: how plants make their shapes

Complement Biology

Complement Biology

Dr Kevin Marchbank
Explore the ethics of animal testing and turn your classroom into a clinical trial

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How mice can reveal the secrets of rare diseases

Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Professor Robert Hilton
Explore the power of landslides and discover the role they play in the carbon cycle.

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The role of earthquakes in burying carbon for good

Slow Slip Events

Slow Slip Events

Dr Ake Fagereng
Join the crew on the research vessel JOIDES Resolution and discover the awesome power of silent earthquakes.

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Taking to the seas to discover how the Earth’s surface moves

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Prof Shujun Li | Dr Jason Nurse
Find out how to beat the cybercriminals with these awesome cyber security activities.

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Geochemistry

Geochemistry

Prof Jamie Wilkinson
Create your very own rock cycle with melting chocolate and start your journey into the world of geology.

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Magma detectives: studying volcanic arcs to find valuable minerals in earth’s crust

Biogerontology

Biogerontology

Dr Jennifer Tullet
Be a biogerontologist for the day and work out how different model organisms, like the nematode worm, can help scientists with their research

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Economics

Economics

Professor Sayantan Ghosal
Play your hand at being an economist with this ‘understanding poverty’ card game and other awesome resources.

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Silent Earthquakes

Silent Earthquakes

Dr Rebecca Bell
Get a feel for geology and conduct your own “silent earthquake” experiment.

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Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics

Dr Fabio Costa
Many of you will have tossed a coin, but what about a quantum coin? See if you have what it takes to be a quantum physicist with these wonderful quantum activities.

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Forgot everything you thought you knew

Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications

Dr De Mi
Find out what it means to be on the cusp of a new era in broadcasting with these brilliant electrical and electronic engineering activities.

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Why a new era of broadcasting will change the world as we know it

Integrated Land Management

Integrated Land Management

Professor Davy McCracken
Imagine yourself in the shoes of a tech-savvy, upland hill farmer with these fun activities.

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Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Dr Zilong Liu
Take a peek at the future by exploring the world of massive machine-type communications and Internet-of-Things

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Building the internet of things for an interconnected world

Biosecurity

Biosecurity

ADBCAP
Get a better understanding of biosecurity and help stop the spread of animal diseases with these awesome ADBCAP resources

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Educating youth about biosecurity can help prevent the spread of disease in farm animals

Energy Storage

Energy Storage

Prof Jenny Pringle
Try your hand at being a chemist and make a battery with a lemon and other simple household ingredients

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Energy storage in the 21st century

Geomatics

Geomatics

Dr Stephan Winter
Find out whether you’re any good at giving directions and discover a world of fascinating facts with the National Geographic MapMaker Interactive.

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Talking maps

Immunology

Immunology

Prof Deborah Dunn-Walters
Put yourself in the shoes of an immunologist and learn fascinating facts about how our immune system works

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Making ill health in old age a thing of the past

Earth Dynamics

Earth Dynamics

Professor Zheng-Ziang Li
Try this explosive experiment and make your very own volcano, and find out what it’s like to be a geologist.

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Movers and shakers: using supercomputers to understand how supercontinents form and drift apart

Plant Science

Plant Science

Professor Margaret Barbour | Richard Harwood
Make your own 3D model of a chickpea plant leaf or take a virtual tour of the first university botanical garden in the world.

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Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Dr Kohyar Kiazad
Discover the benefits and history of organisational behaviour, which was used in the 1930s to find out how to improve productivity in factories.

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Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

The GrEAT Network
Ignite your passion for space science with the Black Hole Hunter and Space Time Quest games.

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GrEAT potential: why China and the UK are working together in gravitational-wave research

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Dr Leigh Orf
Watch Leigh’s collection of jaw-dropping tornado videos and try out a simple experiment in atmospheric pressure.

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Using supercomputers to simulate super tornadoes

Microplastics

Microplastics

Professor Jay Brandes | Dodie Sanders
Get involved with marine science and help the planet to boot with these international citizen science projects.

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Microplastic pollution: how bad is it and what can we do to solve it?

Gravitational Astrophysics

Gravitational Astrophysics

Dr Paul Lasky
Make a model of a black hole, and find out how to get involved in astronomy with these awesome citizen science projects.

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Why gravitational waves are of supermassive importance

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Terri Camesano
Antibiotic resistance is a major issue. Take a look at these videos and fact sheets to find out why; and discover what it’s like to be a chemical engineer with chemical engineering activities.

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Theoretical Chemistry

Theoretical Chemistry

Dr Mark Tuckerman
Theoretical chemists need to know how to code so start by learning the basics in Python – and use simple chemistry to make potato, salt water and lemon clocks!

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Fuel cells: A new way to power the world

Digital Technology and Mental Health

Digital Technology and Mental Health

Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos
Test your skills at spotting fake news, play the Fairness Top Trumps card game and see if the computer model of Barack Obama’s head fools you!

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Can we trust what we see online?

Operations Research

Operations Research

Professor Larry Snyder
If you enjoy logic puzzles, you’ll love Larry’s logic-tastic activity sheet! Create a supply chain to survive a zombie apocalypse, test your skills in the Root Beer Game and solve the Travelling Salesman Problem.

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Marine Geoscience

Marine Geoscience

Professor Bram Murton
Follow Bram into the depths of the ocean: explore careers in marine geoscience, visit the National Oceanographic Centre and follow the adventures of Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle.

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Glaciology

Glaciology

Dr Ellyn Enderlin
Explore glaciology with Ellyn: make your own ‘glacier goo’, check out a glacier simulation tool to see the effects of climate change and play the penguin game.

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Why do some glaciers melt faster than others?

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Chris Jones
Start thinking like a chemical engineer and develop a problem-solving product; investigate carbon dioxide and discover more about acids and bases.

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Can this research team reverse climate change?

Self-Organising Particle Systems

Self-Organising Particle Systems

Dr Andréa Richa
Explore the rules of swarm behaviour, think about what swarm robots could be used for in your local area and write an algorithm for making toast!

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Nucleur Physics

Nucleur Physics

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski
Explore nuclear physics using LEGO or watch a TEDEd video to learn more about nuclear structure.

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Oceanography

Oceanography

Professor Marc Frischer
Don your mask and snorkel and dive into oceanography! Start an aquarium, see plankton with your own eyes, or take part in a citizen science project. Whichever activity you choose, it’s bound to cause a splash!

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The tiny animal at the centre of the marine ecosystem

Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Stacey Habergham-Mawsom
Have a go at using the Liverpool Telescope from your home, and try out other space activities to see if astronomy is the career for you.

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Molecular Biology and Big Data

Molecular Biology and Big Data

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack
Become a plant detective and identify common plant diseases. Learn about plant genetics and diseases, and why Big Data is so vital.

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Saving plants from disease

Victorian Poetry

Victorian Poetry

Dr Simon Rennie
Uncover working-class Victorian poetry from the Lancashire cotton famine database, learn more about it and use it as inspiration to write your own poem.

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Forest Pathology and Entomology

Forest Pathology and Entomology

Dr Lori Eckhardt
Explore the trees, woodland and forest near you and use this resource to identify insects and plant diseases.

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Getting To The Root Of Pine Decline

Science Communication

Science Communication

Roger Bacon Scholars
Find out if you’re a good communicator and learn how to talk about complex ideas to non-scientists.

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Paid To Study, Research And Communicate Science

Hydrology

Hydrology

Dr Emile Elias
Explore unique resources from the Asombro Institute for Science Education, aimed at arming you with key information on climate change, the water cycle and agricultural systems.

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Learning To Live With Less Water

Geology

Geology

Dr Rónadh Cox
Discover how to measure objects that are just too big to put on a weighing scale, and use photogrammetry to make a 3D image of your friend!

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Can Storm Waves Move A Boulder As Heavy As Six Blue Whales?

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

Dr Andrea Holmes
Discover nanotechnology and learn how to make artificial snow and a liquid crystal thermometer.

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Find. Identify. Act.

Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Dr Alex Copley
Find out whether seismology (the study of earthquakes) is for you and learn about an earthquake hot spot: Alaska

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Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Dr Christine Wekerle
Chris and her team have designed an app to help young people build on their resilience. Explore clinical psychology and find out what the contents of your pockets say about you!

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Finding Joy In An App

Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

Dr Alexis Vogt
Almost all the technologies we use today are reliant on optics and photonics. Get a free DVD. Or, make your own telescope, light fountain and shimmering lens.

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The Future Is Bright With Optics

Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering

Dr Dave Hay
Tissue engineering and stem cell research are a relatively new science, offering exciting prospects for human health. Discover what stem cell research can do for us, and the effects of toxic chemicals on a beef liver.

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Growing Human Liver Cells In A Dish

Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Sarah McAnulty
Find out more about working in marine biology, how studying sea creatures can help us understand our own bodies, and test your local waterways with water testing kits.

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What Can We Learn From Bobtail Squid?