Diamond – The Game
Our partners at Diamond Light Source have created Diamond the Game Print and Play: a board game you can print at home, for 2-5 players that lasts between 20-30 minutes. It puts you and your family and friends directly in the role as a researcher at the Diamond Light Source, visiting different beamlines to make progress in a diverse range of scientific projects in Physics, Chemistry, Cultural Heritage, and more. As you travel around the synchrotron you will have to make the most of your experiments, as well as working with your fellow players, in order to be remembered as the most famous scientist.
o To find out more and download your free copy, please visit the website link below
Remote3 Coding Challenges
Every Monday at 11:00 we’re going to be holding a short webinar and introducing a new computing challenge, linked to our sister site the Boulby Underground Laboratory as part of the Remote3 project.
o Each week will include a short talk, an introduction to this week’s challenge, and highlighting some of the projects completed as part of the previous week’s challenges.
o The challenges will be aimed at students aged 9-14, and can all be completed with the free online Scratch programming language (https://scratch.mit.edu/).
o To sign up (either to attend the webinars or to receive videos of them), please visit our website below
Our social media team have been sharing lots of activities and resources on a different themes, including “Measure the Speed of Light in a Microwave” and “Land on Mars”.
You can find links to all the activities, videos and quizzes on our twitter feed: https://twitter.com/STFC_Matters
Connect Harwell Nxt Gen: ISIS Speaker Session
November 12, 2020
- 11:00 am
Join us for this virtual Connect Harwell Nxt Gen: Speaker Session!
Pop the kettle on, grab a snack and settle in to hear Nxt Gen colleagues Jasmine Hind, Tristan Canfer and Rosie de Laune from the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, share their campus career stories.
Jasmine will share her journey from sandwich placement into the ISIS support labs whilst Tristan tells of his apprentice’s route into ISIS. Rosie will talk about her path from an ISIS user to a member of the impact team. Following these inspirational stories, there will be plenty of virtual networking opportunities with your Nxt Gen colleagues.
ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Their suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.
They support a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials.
We do hope you are able to join us for this event – please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone based on campus you feel would benefit from the session.
Log in details will be shared closer to the event.
The session may be recorded and shared on the Harwell Hub after the event.
Connect Harwell Nxt Gen is a multi-disciplinary programme for early-career and young professionals at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. As a central hub, we signpost and organise events and opportunities to support integration into Harwell Campus life. Our mission is to foster innovation and collaboration at Harwell Campus through nurturing and supporting our early-career professionals and students.
Connect Harwell: Virtual Tour of Diamond Light Source
November 24, 2020
- 4:00 pm
*Open to Campus Colleagues only*
During this collaborative session, Amy Griffin and David Price from the Diamond Public Engagement Team will take us on a virtual tour of the building and facilities at the Diamond Light Source before moving into breakout networking sessions ideal for making connections with your campus colleagues.
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.
Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. Over 5000 researchers from both academia and industry use Diamond to conduct experiments, assisted by approximately 700 staff.
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, offer your thoughts or reach out to your campus colleagues via the chat feature, so, pop the kettle on, slice a piece of your favourite home bake and join us for a fascinating session!
Usually hosted by different campus organisations, Connect Harwell’s bi-monthly events are open to all campus organisations and sectors, providing a central forum to network with colleagues from the 200+ companies and facilities spread across the site, our November event is virtual to adhere to current social distancing restrictions.
If you cannot join us online in November, please invite colleagues to sign up in your place and also feel free to invite any contacts you may have from other campus-located organisations that you work with.
We look forward to welcoming you and/or your colleagues to the Connect Harwell online event.
The event is brought to you by Harwell Campus and STFC in partnership.
Connect Harwell: Virtual Marketplace
December 9, 2020
- 3:30 pm
Harwell Campus is excited to launch the very first, Virtual Connect Harwell Marketplace event following the success of the in-person event in January 2020.
This drop-in virtual Marketplace event will provide Harwell Campus residents, and beyond, with an opportunity to connect and network with a variety of value-added service providers across the range of disciplines from the science and technology sectors, plus professional and membership bodies, technical services and industry experts.
The event will be delivered through a new, dynamic virtual platform, presenting a much broader opportunity for you to connect with organisations and people on campus and beyond. The new format Marketplace exhibition will have Exhibitor Stands, opportunities to attend Interactive Workshops (schedule here) as well as Informal Networking Spaces open throughout the day.
Do feel free to share this opportunity with colleagues who have a keen interest in reaching out to those who can support their business to develop and thrive during this currently challenging arena.