• Question: Have you ever been to any schools to talk about your ideas and designs or even what you do?

    Asked by livmasonpearson to Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Robin, Usaid on 16 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Robin Stafford Allen

      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      As part of my job I explain Fusion and our work on the research on site to visiting groups from lots of schools and universities, and just this week I was out in a local school explaining power-stations and fusion. So YES I do and also visit universities quite regularly. I rather enjoy the chance of explaining what we are doing and how important it is for the future generations that a new and clean energy source is found before it is too late. Regards Robin.

    • Photo: Usaid Rauf

      Usaid Rauf answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Yes, last time I went to a school and took over a lesson to teach students about the “Role of an Engineer”. It’s a tough question to explain by standing and talking, so I designed a mini activity for the students to work on, which helped them sample what I do. I got some really interesting results too.

    • Photo: Caroline Roberts Haritonov

      Caroline Roberts Haritonov answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Yes, I am a STEM ambassador, that means I go into schools and talk about science, technology, engineering and maths and about my work. I also help on activities in schools that help make STEM subjects interesting to young people, like the K’nex challenge, schools science clubs, etc. I love being able to share a bit about what I do and see young people getting interested in science and engineering subjects and the opportunities they provide

    • Photo: Becky Selwyn

      Becky Selwyn answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I haven’t had a chance yet, but I really want to do this during my career.