We have lot of fun, interactive activities from different areas of science such as Making Medicines, Make Your Cells Grow, From Fingertip to Shoulder, Make your own Virus, 3D Ticks, Ugly Bug Barbecue, How well can you clean your hands?, Engineering Abstract Art, Renewable Energy Physics, Visible and invisible water pollution, Bamboozled by Google and the Cyber Security Clinic.

Project Description

Project Aims

GCU Community/Citizen Science Day is a key project in the engagement and outreach projects delivered by around 40 student and staff volunteers from across university GCU STEM network and community partner volunteers.  Each year as part of a wider collaboration with Glasgow Science Festival, GCU take their research and researchers to community venues in different areas of the city to enthuse and inspire hundreds of families about science.  

GCU Department:
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences),Civil Engineering and Environmental Management,Community and Public Engagement,Computing and Creative Technology,Human Nutrition and Dietics,Institute for Applied Health Research,Mechanical Engineering,Physiotherapy,Vision Sciences (Life Sciences)
GCU School:
School of Health and Life Sciences,School of Engineering and Built Environment,Outreach and Community Engagement
Project Location:
Cadder Community Cente, Glasgow
Project budget: N/A
Project with: Cadder Housing Association, Cadder Primary School and Lambhill Stables
Timespan of involvement: 2 days
Other supporters: Baxter Storey, Morgan Stanley, Glasgow Science Festival and Cricket Scotland
Number of GCU Students: 10
Number of GCU Staff: 40
Modes of Engagement: Volunteering in the community, Workshop, Science Communication, Outreach