Since 1997 we have worked on a diverse portfolio of projects with a long list of partners and funders. Projects which are no longer available on our website frequently have materials stored in the British Science Association Collective Memory. If you cannot find the project you are looking for, please contact us.
An EU-funded outdoor robotics competition, in which teams from around the world were invited to test the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in realistic, demanding mock emergency-response scenarios.
This landscape study researched the similarities and differences between the huge varieties of live science events.
The Science Communication Unit conducted an evaluation of a strand of activities sponsored by the Wellcome Trust at the 2014 Latitude Festival.
A Royal Academy of Engineering project where engineers collaborated with zoologists to showcase how humans have learned from the ingenuity of nature.
Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, the Science Communication Unit carried out research in 2013 to identify evidence on informal learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
The SCOOP project sought to support the efforts of the research community in the social sciences to reach policy makers.
The 'Robotic Visions' project aimed to provide a unique platform for two-way discussion and debate between young people and robotics researchers.
An engagement project which brought together creative, artistic and engineering skills to develop a semi-autonomous robot puppet.
A dialogue event designed to stimulate debate into the personal, social and ethical issues of advances in medical genetics.
A comic strip written by Emma Weitkamp to engage key stage 2 primary school children with science.
An interactive dialogue event, designed to stimulate the audience to think about and discuss advances in robotics.
This evaluation assessed the impact and influence of a pilot training course in education outreach.
This research focused on increasing knowledge of employer requirements for communication skills amongst UWE graduates.
Connected Communities is a cross-council Research Programme led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
A small study of the ESRC Festival of Social Science from 2006 to 2011 which reviewed the successes and the benefits over time, as well as developing learning points for future events.
This in-depth public engagement research project involved a thorough investigation of best practice in science communication within 'generic venues.
This work investigated whether there are any observable impacts two years on from the Girls into Physics Action Research Project.
In 2009 the Science Communication Unit undertook research producing a public engagement map.
This research focused on the data contained within the UK-wide STEM Directories to identify gaps and overlaps in provision.
Robotics encompassed a broad range of academic disciplines including engineering, biology, neuroscience, psychology and artificial intelligence.
A British Academy Small Research grant funded this project which was carried out within the Science Communication Unit.