Powering our sustainable future

The Royal Institution and the Faraday Institution bring you a quality video resource to inspire young people about battery careers, as we look to power our sustainable future. Please share. 

Can you imagine a world without batteries?

On Friday 18 March 2022 the Faraday Institution partnered with the Royal Institution to host an interactive careers event aimed at young people aged 13 - 17, to showcase the array of skills needed, and wealth of exciting careers available in the battery sector, that can positively contribute to the green revolution as we seek to go fully electric. Chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, robotics, mathematics, law, computing and electronics, all play a part in seeking to find pioneering solutions to the challenges faced in making batteries cheaper, lighter, safer, more powerful, longer lasting and more recyclable.

The event featured talks in the Royal Institution theatre by Fran Long, Head of Training and Talent Development, Faraday Institution, Dr Billy Wu, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London and a Q&A with four talented Faraday Institution PhD Researchers as they shared experiences of their research, what inspires them, and the rewards of working in this sector:

  • Aaron Wade, University College London
  • Daisy Thornton, Imperial College London
  • Kieran O’Regan, University of Birmingham
  • Giovanni Maddalena, University of Edinburgh

 

Enjoyed the video? Please share widely with local schools, young people you know, teachers, and organisations active in STEM outreach. We’re aiming to increase the impact of the event further.

The lecture theatre talk was followed by an engaging science fair with interactive exhibits from companies and research groups working in the sector:

  •  Imperial College London
  •  Institute of Physics
  •  Royal Society of Chemistry
  •  University of Sheffield
  •  Swansea University
  •  Hopes Sustainability
  •  University of Portsmouth
  •  University of Cambridge
  •  WMG, University of Warwick
  •  University of Birmingham,
  •  Olwg
  •  Honeycomb Network
  •  REVAMP Training Company Ltd

A huge thank you to our speakers, exhibiting organisations, and to the Royal Institution for making the event the success that it was. It is a pleasure and a privilege to continue our public outreach partnership.

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Posted on May 13, 2022 in Blog, Uncategorized

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Sophia Constantinou is starting her career in science communications. She was a Faraday Institution undergraduate intern in 2020 and won an award for the infographics and podcasts she created to explain lithium-ion battery manufacturing.

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