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ScienceO3 invites motivational speakers to Caithness to address youngsters who are deciding on their future careers. This has included

  • Bob McDowell - Vice President of Microsoft
  • Colin Boyd - former Lord Advocate for Scotland
  • Duane Carey - NASA Space Shuttle Pilot
  • John C Brown - Astronomer Royal for Scotland
  • Hugh Pennington - emeritus professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen
  • Fraser Doherty - Superjam, young entrepreneur
  • Professor Anne Glover - Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland
  • Dr Martin Hendry - Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Glasgow

among many others.


Astronaut Duane Carey the 2008 Caithness International Science Festival

Astronaut Duane Carey the 2008 Caithness International Science Festival








Past events
Other projects include the ScienceO3 initiated Easter Study sessions for 5th & 6th year pupils in Wick and Thurso High Schools. These ran again in April 2011.  The charity has also donated electronic kits to the Science Departments of Wick, Thurso and Farr High Schools.


Former Astronaut Duane "Digger" Carey

Science03 are excited to let you all know that Duane "Digger" Carey is returning to Caithness on Monday 14th September 2015. Duane and his wife Cheryl will be spending the week in Caithness giving motivating & inspirational talks to various schools through out the week as well as speaking with some local groups and offering a public presentation on Thursday 17th September at the Mackays Hotel at 7pm.

The "Staying in Touch" Project

Science O3 is proud to announce the launch of our "Staying in Touch" Project - this scheme aims to allow people from our region to speak with local young people and community groups, in order to share their experiences in working in science, maths, technology and engineering.

We are looking for people from Caithness and the Far North who have gone on to study and work in STEM, or are involved in business or entrepreneurial projects, who would be willing to speak with school and community groups about their achievements, careers and future aspirations.


Photo courtesy Chris Gregory

It is our aim that the "Staying in Touch" will provide our community and young people with inspirational role models and showcase the achievements of people from our region.

If you would like to be involved, or would like to know more, email Helen Ellis at helen@kptechnology.ltd.uk.