PODCAST #14 Kelly Foyle: outreach scientist @ Perimeter Institute, developing resources for teachers
Kelly Foyle is the outreach scientist at the Perimeter Institute , in Waterloo Canada. Her role it to improve physics education by developing public outreach programs as well as develop innovative teaching resources that educators can take into the classroom. In this podcast, we discuss her work, hew passion for astrophysics, her views on science communication, and we learn also a bit about her love for bird watching. See Perimeter resources - Perimeter Institutehttps://resources.perimeterinstitute.ca
Neil Atkin is founder of the charity "Rubbish Science", through Operation Orphan. The aim : to empower people, especially in developing nations, to improve the quality of life by using resources such as rubbish to develop solutions to every day problems and in doing so use and teach scientific literacy skills He has spent time with the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, worked with orphans on the rubbish dumps of Sierra Leone, as well as Nepal and Kenya On top of this he has authored numerous science books, trained teacher in South west England and even worked with Arsenal Football club We talk about his work, his passion for science, and why it is important in developing nations
Michael Gregory, set out to ride across Canada to see what teachers are doing in the classroom to engage their students. This started a journey that has not only led him to other countries, but also start a Science camp that brings together students from around the world to explore science in a practical and engaging way. Listen to his story, and at the end see a great way to model how masks prevent the spread of disease
Dave Fish works at Perimeter Institute, an organisation to advance theoretical physics research. His role: to produce educational content, targeting high school students. that engages, and helps students develop a deeper understanding of Physics. In the interview, we discuss his work, what inspires him and provides sage advice to students who with to explore a career in the sciences.