Champion the researchers
Champion the Researchers is a 4science project, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Five universities across the UK are each hosting a free, one-day event at which engineering researchers explain, demonstrate and promote what they do and why they do it. Groups from each school submit a short written piece explaining which researcher they liked the best, and why.
One group from each event is then selected to create a short film about their chosen researcher. They keep in contact with their researcher to construct a storyboard and think of some probing questions, and then go back to the university for a day armed with a camcorder. Films are edited back at school.
The events aim to:
- increase pupils’ understanding of engineering research and consider engineering as a career or educational path;
- improve and enhance engineer's understanding of public engagement, and enable them to articulate their research to a lay audience.