Aims/Description: The main aim is to provide training in and experience of public engagement and outreach activities. Students will work in groups of 3-4 to design, carry out and evaluate some form of dissemination / public engagement activity relating to materials science and engineering. The main requirements are:i) The project must engage with a non-specialist audience.ii) The costs must be within a fixed budget provided by the department (100.00)iii) It must be reusable (i.e. be capable of being replicated on future occasions).To access this funding, each group will have to submit a proposal for their project (week 8, semester 1) The proposal should be no longer than 2 A4 pages and contain information under the following headings: Scientific background The relevant knowledge for the area the project covers. Description of the proposed activity What the group will do and why they believe it will be effective. Novelty and innovation - What is new about the activity and why should it be done? Target audience Who the activity is aimed at, and what particular needs have been identified. Suggested delivery date and location Where and when the activity will be delivered Budget requested and planned expenditure

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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