Public Engagement in the School of Science and Engineering
We are committed to public engagement as part of University’s Public Engagement Strategy
As a University, our mission is to transform lives locally and globally, through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Our world is a fascinating place. Examples of ground breaking science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all around us.
Our team of staff and students are dedicated to creating a culture of curiosity, creativity and confidence throughout communities across Scotland, creating events, programmes and experiences that help us all understand a little bit more about the world around us.
Because when people come together, great things can happen.
If you would like to get involved in any aspect of public engagement and outreach at the School, partner with us, or just to find out more about what we do, please get in touch.
What we do
At the School, we have year-round activities with primary and secondary schools in and around Dundee, including poster competitions, activity boxes, and both school and campus visits. We collaborate with Dundee City Council and schools all over the country to promote STEM and inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Girls and women into STEM
Women are still hugely underrepresented across many STEM disciplines. At the School, we are constantly working to increase representation through events, activities, and longer term initiatives. We have collaborated with schools in and around Dundee, and with local entrepreneur Jill Duke's Empowerment Academy for Girls.
EMBEDD Diversity Impact Programme
The EMBEDD project, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, will encourage inclusivity and diversity in engineering education.
The project will work to inspire local pupils from underrepresented groups in engineering via a student experience programme launched in summer 2023.
The experience will be led by students from the School of Science and Engineering who will be mentored and will develop transferrable employability skills in the process.
Public Engagement contacts
We would love to hear from you. Get in touch with Margi at SSEN-PublicEngagement@dundee.ac.uk or contact us:
|Director of Public Engagement & Outreach for the School of Science and Engineering||Margi Vilnay|
|Public Engagement and Outreach Lead||Morag Hannah|
Public Engagement Subject Leads
|Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification||Seaneen McDougall|
|Civil Engineering||Leon Chernin|
|Biomedical Engineering||James Joseph
|Mechanical Engineering||Bankole Oladapo|
|Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science|
|Physics||Aurora Sicilia Aguilar|
Awards and accolades
The University of Dundee became the first academic institution in Scotland to sign-up to a new pledge, to help promote diversity in engineering, the Tomorrows Engineer Code.