Success at Queen's University Technician Showcase
The University-wide event brought together staff, visitors and students for a range of talks, demonstrations and displays that showed off the work carried out by the University's skilled and diverse technical staff.
The aim of the event was to help increase the visibility of our technicians and their work, both across the technical community itself and to the academic community. The University-wide event brought together staff, students and visitors for a range of talks, demonstrations and displays that showed off the work carried out by the Queen's skilled and diverse technical staff. The live demonstrations ranged from laboratory work on vaccines to using augmented reality to show ancient artefacts and the art and science of glass blowing.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, Professor Emma Flynn, delivered the keynote address emphasising how collaboration with technical colleagues has enriched and enabled her research.
Guest speaker Kelly Vere, Higher Education Engagement Manager at the Science Council, who leads on the Science Council's work with the Higher Education (HE) sector and industry to promote a professional identity for scientists and technicians, highlighted the contribution as well as the importance of visibility and representation of HE technicians.