On Friday 9th June 2017, Proteus’ Helen Szoor-McElhinney and University of Glasgow’s Melanie Jimenez introduced Circuits! to fellow science communicators at the Beltane Public Engagement Network’s Annual Gathering.
The Beltane Public Engagement Network aims to encourage and support staff and students based in Edinburgh to carry out and develop their skills in public engagement – specifically those at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier, Heriot-Watt, and Queen Margret Universities.
Proteus’ Dr Helen Szoor-McElhinney and her partner Dr Melanie Jimenez (University of Glasgow; UoG) used this year’s Annual Gathering as platform to introduce the network to Circuits! – the new teaching tool they are developing using an Ingenious grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Setting up a drop-in stall, they chatted to attendees about the concept behind the project, as well as how it relates back to the research being carried out by both Proteus and the Biomedical Engineering department at UoG.
They received a high amount of interest about the project, and encouraged people to follow their progress.
You can find out more about the Beltane Public Engagement Network at: http://www.beltanenetwork.org
Follow the progress of Circuits! under the “Ingenious” section of our website.