British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) run by the British Science Association. Anyone can take part and organise an activity with the aim of creating fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.
Members of the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM) took part by producing videos answering scientific questions in different languages. The questions were posed by members of the public who have previously attended events run by the CSCRM and included topics such as ‘can you make a person’ or ‘did you know what career you wanted to do at A-Level?’
Many of the staff who took part in the video series answered questions in both English and their native language. Languages included English, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese and Urdu.
The CSCRM is a very international centre, and it’s so important to take advantage of that fact to be able to share the science taking place here, to as wide an audience as possible. Also, by showcasing the diversity of researchers that work here, we hope to inspire those from all backgrounds to take an interest in science and stem cell research, and that working at a lab like CSCRM is an option for all– Jessica Sells, Public Engagement Officer, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
The videos can be accessed here.
The members of the CSCRM that took part in answering questions are: