Public Engagement, Media and Advocacy
The group are passionate about sharing science, here are a few recent articles and activities in which they have been involved.
If you are keen to work with any of the team on public engagement, media, or advocacy please get in touch.
Alex talks about how he started his PhD and shows some of his card tricks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi6GHZjqU0k
In light of the delays to the Hinkley Point C final decisions by the UK government, a group of Imperial Academics (including Ben) issued a release. This was picked up by World Nuclear News. There is also an associated Blog post written by Ben over on Medium.
Together with Dr Laurence Hunt (UCL) and Dr John Logan (Imperial) and many others, we have coordinated a letter to the Science and Technology Select Committee on the implications of Brexit and Early Career Researchers. We also had this covered in the times (a copy of the letter can be found here). It was also covered in the news section and referred to in a BuzzFeed piece. (Thus ticking off about three of Ben's bucket list items...) There is also an associated Blog post written by Ben over on Medium.
Ben talks about materials and nuclear engineering in the July Issue of Materials World (IOM3 subscription required)
Ben and a team from the Centre for Nuclear Engineering host a stand at the Annual Imperial Festival on "Nuclear Engineering"
Vivian and members of HexMat get involved at the Annual Imperial Festival and show school children "why planes fly" and discuss energy
Ben and a range of scientists and engineers descend on Parliament as part of the "Voice of our Future" event and question the Science Minister, Science and Technology Select Committee, and the Chief Scientific Advisor (courtesy of an invitation from the Royal Academy of Engineering)
Ben discusses metallurgy on reflection of Kim et al.’s publication on a new high strength steel on the Nature Podcast
Ben talks with Radio Cardiff about titanium and zirconium alloys
Ben and a team from the Centre for Nuclear Engineering host a stand at the Annual Imperial Festival on "Is Nuclear Safe?"