Asking questions, applying knowledge and seeing where our discoveries can lead is what helps us further our understanding of our world and the people in it.
We need to ensure young people know how they can become part of this journey through their careers and how to seize opportunities to get started.
Our Meet the Scientist sessions are aimed at doing exactly that – opening up horizons to the next generation of creative explorers.
These sessions are a window into the world of how science and research can be applied in a variety of ways across a multitude of professions, showcasing where an inquiring mind can lead.
By hearing from those who have been ‘hands-on’ with science at any stage of their career, through investigations, experiments, research and teaching; you can help inspire the next generation of big thinkers.
The sessions involve you leading two short informal discussion based on your work with small groups of students, likely aged 11 to 14. Each 15-minute session gives them a window into your world as you field questions from students and start a conversation that might just spark something in a student to want to follow in your footsteps.
Sessions are available through-out the academic year and you are free to sign up for as many as you are able to commit to. There may be other opportunities for you to contribute to LifeLab’s diverse developing talent opportunities or be featured in our virtual Meet the Scientist directory.
In return you will receive training to help you engage people with your work, lead discussion and communicate your passion. Involvement in the Meet the Scientist training also allows you to register as a national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador and to record your Meet the Scientist sessions as your STEM Ambassador activity.