My name’s Rebecca and I love Physics. Find out why science outreach is so important and the recent outreach experience I have gained with the CDT-CMP and the Multiphoton Nanophotonics group at the University of Bath.
There has been much discussion over the past years about getting young people, particularly young women, into science and the effect of positive role models on young peoples’ decisions. Three young scientists, discuss how they got to be where they are, the people who played the most influential role in getting them there and what their influence meant to them.
Paul Hardaker, CEO: “We know well that science benefits the economy and creates jobs. If we are to see these benefits continue to grow we need to remain competitive in funding, and both the UK and Ireland need to be the places where physicists can do world-class science.”
Engaging with and inspiring children is vital to ensure the growth of scientific discipline. After all, they could be society’s future scientists and Nobel laureates.