Talk with Scientist Series
This programme gives primary school students the chance to meet a real-life scientist and learn about their research in an engaging way.
Our Talk with a Scientist series gives primary schools the chance to watch a 10-15 minute pre-recorded talk, at a time that suits them, followed by a live Q&A with a researcher. The Q&A sessions take place on Microsoft Teams, with teachers able to submit questions on behalf of their class. When scheduled the Q&A sessions are advertised in our monthly newsletter.
What lies below the surface of East Africa
We can use earthquakes to see deep into the Earth. This talk shows how this is done!
Rita is a PhD student at Imperial studying Seismology (Earthquakes!). In this talk, she tells us about how earthquakes can be used to image the deep Earth, specifically applied to East Africa where we examine the processes involved when continents break apart. With geosciences the entire world is your oyster, providing scientists with skills to explore the Earth and planets, in the past, present and future, from small to large scale.
Moving Medicines: From Tablet to Target
Learn how medicines reach their target in your body to make you better.
Felix is an Imperial PhD student in Chemical Biology with a background in Pharmaceutical Science. Felix will be discussing the barriers that medicines must pass to reach their target in the body and how, by understanding these obstacles, scientists can help the development of new medicines for use in the future.
Getting medicine to the brain using sound and bubbles
Learn how scientists and engineers are creating new technologies to get medicine to the brain
Medicine doesn’t just involve doctors and nurses! Behind the scenes, medical scientists and engineers are working to develop new medicines and technologies. Brain diseases are especially difficult to treat because the brain has its own protection system (known as the blood-brain barrier), which stops over 98% of medicines from ever reaching the brain. In this talk, Tiffany, who obtained an PhD in Chemistry and Bioengineering at Imperial, explains how we can use sound and bubbles to deliver medicines into the brain.
Cement! An important civil engineering material
Cement is an amazing material! Learn how it is made and used by various engineering industries
Mercedes is a PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Imperial researching the properties of new cements for storing nuclear waste storage. This talk looks at how cements are made, their properties and how they are used in the civil and nuclear industries.
Studying brain cells with tiny tweezers
Learn how researchers are improving our understanding of the brain with nanoscience.
Understanding the brain can help us learn how brain diseases develop so that we can make new medicines and treatments. In this talk Annie, a PhD student in Nanoscience at Imperial, will explain how we can look at individual brain cells on a very small scale to improve our understanding of how the brain works.