Students and academic staff from across Imperial's departments provide their time and expertise to inspire the next generation's curiosity in STEM.
Students from schools across the Greater London area attend the Wohl Reach Out Lab with their science teachers. They undertake hands-on tasks in five key areas:
The emphasis is very much on inspiring the school children and showing them something new or exciting that brings the subject to life. So they might get to see what it's like to perform a mock operation in our pop-up surgery, carry out titration experiments or handle live bugs, for example.
At the end of each day they are encouraged to present their experiments and communicate their results – all part of the educational process.
During their time in the Lab, the school children interact with our university students who take a role in leading activities. This experience is not only beneficial for the school children who get to meet a range of science role models; it's also beneficial for our students who learn the importance of making their science and research accessible to the public.