Natalie Doig helps take the Unit’s outreach programme online

Natalie Doig helps take the Unit’s outreach programme online

Unit scientist Dr Natalie Doig has been selected to participate in I’m A Scientist, Get me out of here!, a free online outreach event where school pupils meet and interact with scientists.

Over the next two weeks, Natalie will answer questions submitted by school pupils, and engage in live online text-based chats with them. Natalie is representing the brain and wider nervous system, as part of the event’s 'Organs Zone'.  Following a competition format similar to the show ‘X Factor’, the pupils are the judges and vote for their favourite scientists. The winning scientist receives £500 to spend on science communication.

Natalie, who was last year’s winner of the Unit Director’s Award for Public Engagement, commented: “The students’ questions have been coming in thick and fast. The questions are brilliant; both insightful and challenging. It is a pleasure and a privilege to take part. If I win the competition, I intend to use the prize money to support the Unit’s STEM work-experience placement scheme for local school pupils.”

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