Dear STEM Ambassadors,
Firstly, I’d like to introduce myself as the new Education and Learning Officer in Public
Engagement. I’m currently organising a new online school programme for the year.
Genomics Lite is a new programme of live webinars for upper secondary biology classes.
Running twice a week on Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday after school, pupils will have the
chance to hear from and ask questions to scientists from the Wellcome Genome Campus. The
programme will cover a new curriculum-linked topic every half term and will look at the
topic in context of cutting edge research, what techniques and equipment are used in the
lab, what the big ethical questions in the field are and what career pathways scientists
have taken. Each topic will be accompanied by pre- and post- session resources to support
learning in the classroom and at home.
We’re looking for involvement from staff across the Campus to be involved with our online
schools programme! We are looking for live or pre-recorded talk about your research, what
techniques you use in your lab or what your career path has looked like, as well as doing
a live Q&A with school groups. All sessions will be hosted by a member of the Public
Engagement team and will last under an hour.
The topic for this term (November-December) is the Human Genome Project, as an
introduction to the topic and the Campus’ work. The topics we are hoping to explore in the
new year include: cancer; infectious diseases; genome editing; evolution and inheritance;
Please get in touch if you’re interested in getting involved, or have any questions or
ideas about the programme.
Education and Learning Officer
Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement | Wellcome Genome Campus | Hinxton |
Cambridgeshire | CB10 1SA | UK
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Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement is part of Connecting Science, which enables
everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.