An increasingly important part of a researcher’s role is to engage with the public to generate awareness of science and engineering research, communicate important findings and encourage dialogue. It is also important to promote the subject of materials generally and encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers into the field.

To this end, all second year students undertake a public engagement project of their own devising. Working in small groups, they must plan, deliver and evaluate an activity to engage the general public with materials science and engineering.

Students have created some fantastic projects including games, videos, animations and hands on activities for use with schools or at science fairs. Click below to find out more.