At the recent Centre Away Day, the Knight group was awarded the ‘Excellence in Public Engagement for Projects’ prize. This was for their workshops which introduced 17/18 year-old, science students to our work in a research lab setting. The judging panel was impressed by the mix of lab based and bioinformatics activities (generation and analysis of DNA sequence variants) and their relevance to the day-to-day activities of the group.
Many congratulation to Andy and Justin who developed the programme which has helped in establishing a strong relationship with Abingdon School. Through the Abingdon Science Partnership, their science facilities are made available to students from state-funded schools. So far, we have run the Science Day twice, reaching seven different schools. A further workshop is planned for later on in the year.