Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University are playing a big part in this year’s Glasgow Science Festival – the largest in the UK attracting around 100,000 people from all ages.
Dr Yvonne Dempsie, Dr Gillian Hunter, Dr Jim Reilly, Dr Mark Williams, PhD researcher Stefan Corradini, Dr Boatemaa Ofori-Frimpong and Dr Paul Baker, from the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS), will be running bioscience workshops.
School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment (SCEBE) Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Management Dr Ania Escudero and Dr George Loumakis, Programme leader MSc Environmental Management, will have stands showcasing their work.
This year’s theme for the Glasgow Science Festival 2023 is Glasgow’s Looking Forward, which will take place from June 1-11. More than 100 events will take place in venues across the city, including the Botanic Gardens, Kelvin Hall, the Mitchell Library, and the Kelvingrove, Riverside and Hunterian Museums.
The principal aim of the Festival is to showcase the outstanding contribution Glasgow and Glasgow-based researchers make to the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art, maths and social science (STEAM).
Bioscience workshops include A ceramic exploration into the ever-changing landscape of cancer with cancer researchers Dr Williams and his PhD researcher Stefan, and Under the Surface of Our Skin by Dr Ofori-Frimpong, Curator of the GCU Skin Research Tissue Bank at the University. Dr Paul Baker will hostThe Tick Army is on the march again this summer workshop to make people aware of the dangers of tick bites.
Bodies: How they work is the title of the interactive workshop being run by Drs Dempsie, Hunter and Reilly with the help of PhD students Saad Wali, Zainab Olatunji and Pranitha Murali, Dr Oladele Onada, MRes students Kate Sloan and Zainab Bilal, and undergraduate students Caitlin McGill, Sarah Mariacci and Johanna Hughes.
Dr Ania Escudero will have an interactive stand about visible and invisible pollution and where it can be found. Dr Loumakis will lead a stand on renewable energy generation.