Two Science Communication students from the University of Edinburgh created great interest amongst visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
In July 2014, Leonora Neale and Catriona Sibert used resources they had developed within the project to demonstrate how Proteus will use many different scientific disciplines and techniques to design and deliver a cutting edge technology that will improve health care for critically ill patients.
Both adults and children enjoyed getting ‘hands on’ with the activities and asked lots of interesting questions to the students, which they answered with great enthusiasm. “I learnt that light travels in waves”, said 7-year old Joe. “That’s really cool!”
The event was a wonderful example of how science can be taken from the laboratory to members of the public and how much the public welcome and encourage it.