School of Physics & Astronomy

School Colloquium

B13 Physics Building
Wednesday 8th May 2019 (16:00-17:00)

Professor Becky Parker

After a physics degree and research at the University of Chicago, Prof Parker taught in a variety of schools and was Senior Lecturer in physics at the University of Kent. She still teaches in school. Becky was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2008 and received Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Physics in 2014. She is Visiting Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London. In the summer of 2016 she was awarded the Kavli Education Medal from the Royal Society."

Title: Engaging schools in cutting edge research

Engaging schools in cutting edge research

The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) makes cutting edge research projects open to school students and their teachers.   We do this by making data accessible to schools and also by lending out kits. We support schools across the country and many teachers find our research programmes reinvigorating CPD for them.

We have national programmes on space science, particle physics, chemistry, environmental science, antibiotic resistance, engineering, wellbeing and genomics.  The talk will outline opportunities to get involved or develop similar approaches with local and regional schools based on research. 





School of Physics and Astronomy

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