Together, we can save STEM – ALDLive17 de-breif #1

My first post about ALDLive17 has GOT to be about my new STEM hero. Aphra Bennet. This bad ass STEM lady is 17 years old, and I’m quite sure she is set to take the STEM world by storm. And soon.

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I need your knitting! Knit a Neuron is BACK

I’m bringing back the event that kick-started my love of the knit and purl; Knit a Neuron!!!

I work at the University of Oxford, and part of my role is to run ‘engagement events’. The University as a whole is hosting a Curiosity Carnival on September 16th and 29th to teach the public about our research. I’m a neuroscientist by background, and in my eagerness to take part in the event I suggested they have a ‘Knit a Neuron’ installation. The aim is help kids make neurons, and teach them about brain and health research. Not only was this idea met with enthusiasm, I was asked to organise the whole thing.

This is where you, crafting community, come in.

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