|Dr Joy Warde has recently been appointed as Outreach Officer for
the Department of Engineering. She will be working with Peter Long and Geoff Parkes to coordinate the
Department's outreach activities. These currently include events for the Cambridge Science Festival, the
Headstart and Sutton Trust Summer schools and various science and technology activities aimed at schools run
in conjunction with SATRO, such as Techlink04. Joy's longer
term aim will be to increase the level of outreach activities using student volunteers and encourage schools
to use the Department's facilities outside of University Full Term.
Joy has plenty of experience in this type of work, having been a founder Member of Seek (Science and
Engineering Experiments for Kids), which is based in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. Joy
completed her first degree and PhD in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, specialising in
Neural Networks. Following a short period of post-doctoral research, she trained as a teacher and taught GCSE
science at Comberton Village College for three years before the birth of her daughter.
She is now looking forward to the challenges of raising awareness of engineering as a career choice amongst
school children and acting as coordinator for the multidude of activities that are already taking place. If
you are interested in either running or taking part in Outreach activities, or are already involved in such
events, please do contact Joy either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or on
Tel: 01223 332702.