Star quality at Soapbox Science MK 2018

MK Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science Milton Keynes 2018 – twelve clever, captivating speakers shared new science with a new audience in Centre:MK on Saturday. Their engaging, interactive presentations, delivered from their soapboxes on topics across physics, geology, agriculture, astrobiology and waste management, attracted and held the attention of about 1200 visitors.

Dg8FJkZX0AEkuLL Simone Weber, from Canfield University, draws a crowd to learning about testing helicopter blades for damage and the blades behave during flying.

Speakers were from The Open University(Eleni Wood, Heidi Theimann, Dr Nisha Ramkissoon, Stacy Phillips), Cranfield University (Dr Sarah De Baets, Samuela Guida, Dr Adriana Encinas-OropesaSimone Weber, Dr Sofia KourmpetliSezsy Yusef, Dr Rachel Whitton) and Rothamsted Research (Dr Helen Metcalfe).

Some people in the audience had come especially to see the talks, but most were shoppers who, attracted by our new ‘meet a scientist’ signs, stopped…

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