Podcasting Science & Innovation

8577573458_78cd7fd707_zJust before Easter, we made a slight departure in our use of Audioboo. Normally, we focus on the short sharp snippets, published (almost) live to give a flavour of events like the Big Bang Fair or the Manufacturing Summit .  And we’ll continue doing that.  But we’ve also decided to also go for the podcast approach – with a particular focus on how BIS supports Science and innovation.  From ginger genes to celebrating science is our first podcast edition with that in mind.

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(The ginger genes element comes from the Young Engineer of the Year*, who features in the podcast, while a lot of the material was gathered within National Science & Engineering Week, hence the celebrating science bit).

We have a number of aims within this new series, chiefly to open up what happens within the department a little, and focus on a number of people and or events.  We want to hear give individuals the opportunity, where appropriate,  to explain a little about what they and the Department do to support science and innovation.  We’re hoping to make these fairly regular, but of course that depends on having willing volunteers from within the ranks of the department (and beyond in agencies and partner bodies, so if you’re reading this and you’re interested in participating we’d be delighted to hear from you!).

And as I’ve said before, we’re open to ideas about what our audience would like to see covered, so again let us know.

*Fred Turner pictured above with Emily O’Regan, the winner of the Young Scientist of the Year competition, and David Willetts (from BIS Flickr)

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