Catalyst workshop - Access to HE STEM

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Insights into the Catalyst project and how it might be applied to encourage access to STEM in Higher Education.

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Catalyst workshop - Access to HE STEM

  1. 1. Catalyst & Accessing HE STEM Jon Whittle & Erinma Ochu@catalystproj #catalystas
  2. 2. Today’s 45 min. workshop• Insight into Catalyst Approach• Explore relevance to Access HE Stem
  3. 3. About Catalyst• 3 year EPSRC-funded interdisciplinary research project• Understanding behaviour – Why do people participate in civic actions?• Tools for change – Next generation social tools for social change• Citizen-led• Reflect on interdisciplinarity
  4. 4. Lancaster University - disciplines• Computing• Sociology• Management• Environment• Design
  5. 5. Citizen-Led
  6. 6. Approach 1. Research Sprints 2. Launch pads 3. Serendipity Cafes 4. Research Relays
  7. 7. Launch padsLocal Trade, Local Wealth: Success in Activist Tweets
  8. 8. Research Sprint: #PatchworksProject lead: Rod DillonIs it possible to co-design, with homeless communities, asimple and cheap health monitoring and communication toolusing the methods and materials of ‘personalmanufacturing’ (DIY-Bio/garage science)?
  9. 9. Patchworks Video
  10. 10. Benefits & BarriersBenefits• Up-skilling citizens• New knowledge civic action• New tools to support changeBarriers• Logistics of partnerships• Time/ Financial Cost• Capacity
  11. 11. Relevance to Access HE STEMWrite down on a post it…• Why this might be relevant• How it could be applied• Potential barriers• Potential solutions
  12. 12. Catalyst Contacts• @catalystproj – #catalystas• Catalyst Project• catalystproject.org.uk• catalyst@lancaster.ac.uk

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