Volunteers needed: smash a glass with sound, create rainbows & explore optoelectronics


Do these things sound intriguing? Are you interested in communicating science to a young audience? Lab in a Lorry needs volunteers with a scientific or engineering background for events in East Anglia in June and July 2015.


James Bamford, Lab in a Lorry - Senior Operations Coordinator, Institute of Physics writes:

What is Lab in a Lorry?
Lab in a Lorry is an interactive mobile laboratory, which gives young people (11–14 year olds) the opportunity to explore science through open-ended experiments. Volunteers guide the students through the experiments (optoelectronics and medicine, sound and resonance, light scattering and colours) and make sure everyone gets to be involved through hands-on experience.

What would I have to do?
You would be asked to oversee an experiment for the day. We send you all the background material in advance and on the morning of an event you receive full training on the lab.

We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one full school day, but you are welcome to come along for as many days as you like. In return you’ll have a rewarding and unforgettable experience, receive some IOP freebies and also be awarded affiliate membership to the Institute of Physics for a year  www.iop.org

2015 tour of East Anglia - supported by The Vinten Trust & Schlumberger Foundation.
Lab in a Lorry requires a minimum team of 3 volunteers per day to run the event and we can take a maximum of 6 people.

June 2015
09-11 June 2015: Thurston Community College, Norton Road, Thurston, IP31 3PB
16-Jun-2015: Horringer Court Middle School, Glastonbury Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2EX
17-Jun-2015: St James’ Middle School, Vinefields, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1YB
25-Jun-2015: St Benedict’s High School, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6RH
26-Jun-2105: St Louis Middle School, St Andrew’s Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH

July 2015
01-02-Jul-2015: Westley Middle School, Oliver Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3JB
03-Jul-2015: Howard Middle School, Beard Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6SA

More information?
To find out more about what’s involved in volunteering for Lab in a Lorry and where we will be touring visit our website at www.labinalorry.org.uk where you can also register as a volunteer, or contact me on the details below.

Volunteers are the key to the success of Lab in a Lorry and I hope that you will become part of the team.

James Bamford
Tel: 07920 118 673
e-mail james.bamford@iop.org


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Institute of Physics (East Anglia Branch)