It was also pretty awesome to see images of some the UPROSA scientists featured on the cover of this year's festival programme - a BIG thank you to the British Science Association and congratulations to the scientists whose images were featured: Jan Engels, PhD. @ Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) (blue nano particles) and Martyna Popis, PhD. @Cambridge University (pink skin stem cells).
Although, the event was more targeted towards research professionals, we were extremely happy to meet a group of potential future scientists from one of the local primary schools. However, we are still not quite sure if they were more in for the free Popcorn or if they just loved our bold and colourful designs :)
We were particularly happy to see so much cool science art at the festival! The highlight for us was the festival’s scientific imagery exhibition presenting Patterns of Mutation, the artwork of Immy Smith. Immy Smith is an artist in residence at Portsmouth University’s Brain Tumor Research Centre, where she uses visual art to investigate, illustrate and connect stories; both the scientific stories of brain tumors and the human narratives of patients, family members, and carers affected by brain tumors.
Another fascinating example of how science can be translated into art was the Mind’s Eye project. Mind’s Eye took festival visitors on a tour through the solar system using the voices of scientists and engineers who’s day job takes them to Mars, Pluto, the Moon and Saturn to showcase their exciting work. Mind’s eye had set up radio transmitters in various locations around the festival that represented the solar system. Participants were given iPods to tune into the radio at each hotspot and listen to the scientist’s insider stories.
All in all, we had a great event and we hope to be involved again next year. A BIG thank you to all who expressed their interest in us and our products! Of course we would also like to thank all of our customers – we really hope that you are enjoying your products!
With Science Love,