I am a STEM ambassadors strongly committed to outreach and science communication. In the last two years I have been leading the organisation and delivery of an exhibit called NanoMate Science at major UK festivals. NanoMate Science are a group of researchers from the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde aiming to investigate how nanoparticles can be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
We participated to several large public engagement events in the UK (Explorathon 2016 and 2017, Glasgow Science Festival 2016, Midlothian Science Festival 2016, Panto Science 2016, Cheltenham Science Festival 2017, Green Man Festival 2017, British Science Festival 2017, University of Glasgow visits IKEA 2018), in addition to visiting schools interacting face to face with more than 18,000 people. NanoMate Science received the University College of MVLS Engagement Award in 2017.
I have achieved global outreach has Section Chief Editor for Frontiers for Young Minds, the first scientific journal written by scientists for kids and reviewed by kids. In the last 2 years the journal has published work from over 500 authors from 40 different countries. We have engaged with over 300 Science Mentors and we have involved over 1200 young reviewers from a variety of sectors of the community.