22 May 2015 Soapbox Science event in Swansea features EnAlgae
Exploring the wonders of microalgae to tackle the world’s societal challenges will see the EnAlgae project and one of its key researchers take centre stage at a forthcoming Soapbox Science event.
Soapbox science is a unique public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do.
Dr Carole Llewellyn, who works on EnAlgae within the College of Science at Swansea University, will deliver her talk on Saturday 6th June at the 360 Beach and Watersports Centre on the Swansea seafront.
“Soapbox science is a great initiative because not only does it promote women scientists, it also makes the work we do more accessible to a wider audience,” said Dr Llewellyn. “My aim is to introduce the audience to the wonder of algae and to make that introduction as fun and as interesting as possible.
“There’ll be some special cupcakes for the audience to try as well, and I’ll be asking them what my cupcakes have in common with the steelworks in Port Talbot. If you want to know the answer, you’ll have to come down to the 360 café on Swansea sea front to find out!”
Dr Llewellyn will be one of several speakers at the event, where topics will also include snails, railways, nutrition, toxins and yeast! You can find out more here.