Curiosity Live

Curiosity Live

A celebration of talent, research, innovation and creativity. Come and participate in research that's happening now, right on our doorstep with people who are carrying out ground-breaking work in their specialisms of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

We're very lucky to be situated in Glasgow, Scotland where huge amounts of innovative work is happening in vast areas of science and technology. We want to get you involved in the action. We have a huge range of specialists, from established researchers to young entrepreneurial innovators, who will be visiting us to create a festival atmosphere. You can interact with their work, contribute to their findings and be part of inspirational science and innovation that's happening right now in Scotland.

What's happening at Curiosity Live

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12th June

Participant Description
Home Energy Scotland

Domestic Energy Efficiency and its environmental impacts

Meet the team from Home Energy Scotland to learn about energy efficiency in the home
University of Glasgow

Buildings Under The Microscope

Come along and have a look at some rocks used to build 11th century castles, abbeys and cathedrals! Get up close and personal using our optical microscopes and find out more about how we protect our buildings from ruin and climate change.

JP Morgan

Cyber Kids!

Meet the team from JP Morgan and learn about the importance of cyber security and how to stay safe online.

Glasgow Hyperloop

Need a lift to the future?

How can we travel from Glasgow to London in under 40 minutes? How can we make the relationship between time and distance complete fade away? Meet the Glasgow Hyperloop team, learn more about their innovative transport system and experience magnetic levitation.

Sunnyside Primary School

Ocean Defenders

Meet the P5 and P6 pupils from Sunnyside Primary School who have been leading the charge in environmental campaigning in Scotland

Epilepsy Connections

Connections

Meet the team from Epilepsy Connections. We will demonstrate how the brain's network of neurons communicate with the body, and when there is disruption to this communication - causing a seizure.

TCV Scotland

A Scottish Hedgehog Story

The Glasgow HogWatch project needs your help. When was the last time you spotted a hedgehog? Help us log and record hedgehog sightings across Scotland, get hands-on with our touch table, plus badge-making, colouring and hog-themed games.

Mathworks

Accelerating The Pace Of Engineering And Science

Meet the MathWorks Team and learn about how we help the worlds scientists and engineers solve today’s problems.

Institution for Civil Engineers

Invisible Superheroes

Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City by rebuilding the bridges and towers? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your superhero skills.

ScottishPower

VR Journeys

Meet the team from Scottish Power and take a virtual reality tour of Whitelee Wind Farm.

University of Glasgow Anatomy Facility

Anatomical Body Painting

Learn about what lies underneath your skin. Learn to identify the anatomy of your own body with artwork is painted directly onto your skin. We will be painting Bones and Muscles of the hand and face in this fun interactive workshop.

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13th June

Participant Description
Home Energy Scotland

Domestic Energy Efficiency And Its Environmental Impacts

Meet the team from Home Energy Scotland to learn about energy efficiency in the home

ScottishPower

VR Journeys

Meet the team from Scottish Power and take a virtual reality tour of Whitelee Wind Farm.

University of Strathclyde

Really Small Science

Take a big look at the nano-world with ReallySmallScience! Join researchers from the University of Strathclyde for fun, hands-on experiments. We’ll explore the messier side of chemical engineering with our nanopolymers and nanodirt!

University of Glasgow

Synthetic Skin

The electronic-skin (e-skin) will aid future robots to feel the touch, temperature and grab soft objects with care. The e-skin system has features such as good sensitivity, selectivity, flexibility, large area and many more. Visit us to explore the intricate details of e-skin!

University of Glasgow 

Bare Bones Anatomy

Did you know there around 206 bones in the human body? Come and find out all about the human skeleton. Discover how the thigh bone connects to the hip bone and see if you can put all the bones in the right order.

University of Glasgow

Buildings Under The Microscope

Stone is a common building material, accounting for a large proportion of Scotland's iconic built heritage. Come along and have a look at some rocks used to build 11th century castles, abbeys and cathedrals! Get up close and personal using our optical microscopes and find out more about what research is currently happening to better protect our building from ruin and the ever increasing threat of climate change

Glasgow & District Beekeepers Association

Glasgow Beekeepers

Discover just how vital pollinators are to the variety of food available. Ask the Beekeepers about how bees dance and why there are 3 kinds of bees in a beehive.

Royal Society/University of Glasgow

See Through Science

How can you prove the existence of something so tiny you can't even see it? Scientists working on particle experiments like the Large Hadron Collider have built special detectors to find these tiny particles. Use our x-ray machine to see inside everyday objects.

Royal Society/ University of Glasgow

Beat The Periodic Table

Have you got what it takes to figure out which chemical elements make these everyday objects work?

Glasgow Hyperloop

Need a lift to the future?

How can we travel from Glasgow to London in under 40 minutes? How can we make the relationship between time and distance complete fade away? Meet the Glasgow Hyperloop team, learn more about their innovative transport system and experience magnetic levitation.

NERC CEH

Air Pollution & You

Get hands on and have a go at measuring air quality, see how we forecast air quality or catching air pollutants and explore how much cleaner our air is now compared to the past.

Epilepsy Connections

Connections

Meet the team from Epilepsy Connections. We will demonstrate how the brain's network of neurons communicate with the body, and when there is disruption to this communication - causing a seizure.

Institution for Civil Engineers

Invisible Superheroes

Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City by rebuilding the bridges and towers? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your superhero skills.

Mathworks

Accelerating The Pace Of Engineering and Science

Meet the MathWorks Team and learn about how we help the worlds scientists and engineers solve today’s problems.

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14th June

Participant Description
Home Energy Scotland

Domestic Energy Efficiency And Its Environmental Impacts

Meet the team from Home Energy Scotland to learn about energy efficiency in the home.

University of Strathclyde

Really Small Science

Take a big look at the nano-world with ReallySmallScience! Join researchers from the University of Strathclyde for fun, hands-on experiments. We’ll explore the messier side of chemical engineering with our nanopolymers and nanodirt!

University of Glasgow

Synthetic Skin

The electronic-skin (e-skin) will aid future robots to feel the touch, temperature and grab soft objects with care. The e-skin system has many features such as good sensitivity, selectivity, flexibility and many more. Visit University of Glasgow at Curiosity Live to explore the intricate details of e-skin and its various components!

Merck BioReliance

Race to Virus X

How safe are the medicines we take? How do we make sure that Virus X isn't lurking in our medicine? That's where our scientists at Merck come into action. In a race against time we test the DNA that lives in the medicines you take everyday and we ensure that they are safe and fit for purpose, helping to make you better. Ready, set, go - the race is on to identify Virus X!

Three Discovery Team

Stopmotion Movie Making - Bring some LEGO to life!

Using Ipads and the Stopmotion studio application we'll use our LEGO for children and families to make their own movies. Adding titles, credits and music will finish them off and can be sent to an email address or airdropped to any apple device!

JP Morgan

Cybers Kids!

Meet the team from JP Morgan and learn about the importance of cyber security and how to stay safe online.

Glasgow Hyperloop

Need a lift to the future?

How can we travel from Glasgow to London in under 40 minutes? How can we make the relationship between time and distance complete fade away? Meet the Glasgow Hyperloop team, learn more about their innovative transport system and experience magnetic levitation.

Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow

Bow-Wow-hemian Rhapsody

Does music calm you. We want to look if listening to music is able to change your heart rate. In dogs reggae and soft rock are really good at reducing stress. Are you the same as your pooch when it comes to Puccini, can it calm you down?

University of Glasgow

UGRacing Formula Student

Come and take a look at our formula student race-car! Meet UGRacing the team behind the engineering project and get a close up look at our entry in Formula Student UK.

NERC CEH

Air Pollution & You

Get hands on and have a go at measuring air quality, see how we forecast air quality or catching air pollutants and explore how much cleaner our air is now compared to the past.

Institution for Civil Engineers

Invisible Superheroes

Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City by rebuilding the bridges and towers? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your superhero skills.

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15th June

Participant Description
Home Energy Scotland

Domestic Energy Efficiency And Its Environmental Impacts

Meet the team from Home Energy Scotland to learn about energy efficiency in the home

Three Discovery Team

Stopmotion Movie Making - bring some LEGO to life!

Using Ipads and the Stopmotion studio application we'll use our LEGO for children and families to make their own movies. Adding titles, credits and music will finish them off and can be sent to an email address or airdropped to any apple device!

The Gist

Design a Science Mag

Design your own magazine cover with student journalists from theGIST Magazine. We love using eye-catching artwork to stand out from the crowd. Get create and discover the artistic side of science - you could feature in our next magazine.

University of St Andrews

The ABC Living lab

Researchers for the ABC lab, based in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, will bring a selection of games and activities for children to do with them to find out how they think and learn. 

University of Glasgow

Cooperation & Trust

What's written all over your face? What information can we get about the person by simply looking at their face? Can we guess how someone is feeling, what they are thinking or what about their personality? How does the brain recognise faces? In this activity you will be able to test your face perception in fun experiments.

University of Glasgow

UGRacing Formula Student

Come and take a look at our Formula Student Race-car! Meet UGRacing the team behind the engineering project and get a close up look at our entry in Formula Student UK

Glasgow Hyperloop

Need a lift to the future?

How can we travel from Glasgow to London in under 40 minutes? How can we make the relationship between time and distance complete fade away? Meet the Glasgow Hyperloop team, learn more about their innovative transport system and experience magnetic levitation.

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Air Pollution & You

Do you have lots of puff? Take a deep breath and find out… Visit our scientists to measure how your lungs are working and add it to our graph. Find out about things which can affect your breathing, including air pollution.

Institution for Civil Engineers

Invisible Superheroes

Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City by rebuilding the bridges and towers? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your superhero skills.

Institute of Health and Wellbeing, The University of Glasgow

Balance the Scales

Chat to researchers at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing who are working to understand peoples’ experiences of ‘treatment burden’: the work that patients need to do in order to manage their treatment. Treatment burden includes things like travel to medical appointments, managing medications, special diets etc. What can be done to counteract this? Can you help us balance the scales?

University of Glasgow

Faces and Playmates

An interactive experiment into how children perceive difference in others and how that perception influence their playmate choices.

University of Glasgow

What Goes In Your Mouth And What Goes Down The Loo

Explore a special part of food that is almost unbreakable in your body. See how it may fill up your tummy and help you poo easily.

Kelly Stanford

SciArt Live!

Watch Manchester based artist Kelly Stanford create dazzling science themed artworks live at the event! come see examples of the visual sci-comm work she has making over the past few months (such as the STEM bee science communication sculpture) as well as a prototype Hexahome 3D-printable bee.

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16th June

Participant Description
Home Energy Scotland

Domestic Energy Efficiency and its environmental impacts

Meet the team from Home Energy Scotland to learn about energy efficiency in the home

University of St Andrews

Antibody Patrol: Join the immunowatchers

Join the Antibody patrol and become an immune watcher to help us fight tiny body invaders! Learn how antibodies identify their enemies, discover which properties make them invincible, and find out how scientists harness those abilities when designing assays to test biological samples.

The GIST

Design a Science Mag

Design your own magazine cover with student journalists from theGIST Magazine. We love using eye-catching artwork to stand out from the crowd. Get create and discover the artistic side of science - you could feature in our next magazine.

University of St Andrews

The ABC Living lab

Researchers for the ABC lab, based in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, will bring a selection of games and activities for children to do with them to find out how they think and learn. 

University of Glasgow

Cooperation & Trust

What's written all over your face? What information can we get about the person by simply looking at their face? Can we guess how someone is feeling, what they are thinking or what about their personality? How does the brain recognise faces? In this activity you will be able to test your face perception in fun experiments.

University of Glasgow

UGRacing Formula Student

Come and take a look at our Formula Student Race-car! Meet UGRacing the team behind the engineering project and get a close up look at our entry in Formula Student UK

Glasgow Hyperloop

Need A Lift To The Future?

How can we travel from Glasgow to London in under 40 minutes? How can we make the relationship between time and distance complete fade away? Meet the Glasgow Hyperloop team, learn more about their innovative transport system and experience magnetic levitation.

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Air Pollution & You

Do you have lots of puff? Take a deep breath and find out… Visit our scientists to measure how your lungs are working and add it to our graph – how does it compare to people older and younger than you? Find out about things which can affect your breathing, including air pollution.

Epilepsy Connections

Connections

Meet the team from Epilepsy Connections. We will demonstrate how the brain's network of neurons communicate with the body, and when there is disruption to this communication - causing a seizure.

Institution for Civil Engineers

Invisible Superheroes

Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City by rebuilding the bridges and towers? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your superhero skills.

University of Glasgow

Faces and Playmates

An interactive experiment into how children perceive difference in others and how that perception influence their playmate choices.

University of Glasgow

What Goes In Your Mouth And What Goes Down The Loo

Explore a special part of food that is almost unbreakable in your body. See how it may fill up your tummy and help you poo easily.

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Contributor?

Are you a researcher, organisation, or expert in a STEAM-related field that would like to be a part of Curiosity Live? To chat about how to get involved at the next or future Curiosity Live events, please contact Sam Langford by email.

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