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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.

 

Duane "Digger" Carey

Back in September this year former astronaut Duane Carey came and spoke to approximately two thousand people of varying ages. Duane presented a number of interesting and motivational talks, with topics ranging from, his humble beginnings growing up in the housing projects of St Paul, Minnesota to his training and journey to the Hubble Telescope, with an emphasis on his educational preparation, his time in the US Air Force and his Test Pilot career. His aim is to inspire people, particularly the young, to believe in and then to achieve their dreams. He also expressed the importance of Mathematics and Physics for the foundations of learning new skills. The school children thoroughly enjoyed his visit and found the experience a lot of fun and very interesting.

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.

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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.