Join us at an international science celebration day which takes place at the metro stations and connects scientists with the general public and other scientists all over the globe. Mind the Lab addresses all citizens irrespective of age, educational and social background or interests
Mind the Lab (MTL) is a breakthrough science communication approach which aims to literally bring science to the general public. It’s a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) awareness raising campaign that takes place at metro stations (its name was inspired by the well-known “Mind the Gap” notice in metro stations). It targets all citizens (metro passengers), no matter their age, sex, ethnicity, educational and social background or interests, and fosters the active participation and engagement of all parts of society in scientific and technological advances, which affect our everyday lives and address the challenges that recent societies face.
The first Mind the Lab event took place in the Athens metro, Greece in February 2017. Passionate scientists, inventors, researchers, teachers and students from more than 20 Greek research and educational Institutions presented in an interactive way their scientific experiments, technological applications, games and artistic shows at 8 metro stations, and interacted with more than 10,000 metro passengers.
Our vision is to make this initiative international. In 2018 Mind the Lab will travel, apart from Athens, in Berlin, Madrid and Sao Paulo in Brazil, and Edinburgh in order to bring science on people’s way.
WHO WE ARE
Javier Baena Preysler
Archaeologist and Historian
Elsa de Cea del Pozo
Astrophysicist and scientific disseminator
Public Engagement Coordinator at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
Mathematics Engagement Officer at The University of Edinburgh
NBIC & Ogden Outreach officer, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Public Engagement Manager, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh
ORGANISE MIND THE LAB
By organizing a single-day Mind the Lab Event and developing a vivid, friendly and inviting street science environment metro passengers will be engaged in a unique science communication experience. A truly unique event that will inform and inspire the general public about science.
Learn more how to organize a local MTL event in the following presentation