Outreach & Education Committee

The Outreach Activities of the Society are overseen by a group of members drawn from the various Science Sections as well as the wider microscopy and education community. Our Outreach programme helps anyone with an interest in microscopy, from school children to those who work in microscopy every day.

About

The remit of the Outreach & Education Committee is to promote the use of microscopes in schools, and to raise public awareness and appreciation of microscopes and science through public exhibitions, workshops and talks.
The activities of the committee include:

Our Microscope Activity Kit Scheme – launched in 2011 to combat the lack of time currently given to science in the primary curriculum and to promote the use of microscopes in schools. Our kits are sent out to Primary Schools around the UK, complete with microscopes and ready-to-go activities for both teachers and pupils.

Summer Studentships - For those just starting out in microscopy, six Summer Studentships are offered each year to undergraduates wishing to complete a project with a large microscopy component in their summer holidays, meaning invaluable experience can be added to their CV before they've even left university!

RMS Diploma - the RMS offers a Diploma qualification to help you advance to the next stage of your career. Our Qualifications Committee meets twice a year to discuss current diploma candidates progress reports.

Public Engagement and Outreach Bursary Fund - It is recognised that many RMS Members are engaged in outreach activities where some external funding would help with those little extras, such as consumables, refreshments etc. Council has set aside a special bursary fund for this specific purpose.

Public Outreach Events – the RMS has hosted and been involved in many public outreach events over the last decade. 

The RMS is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive Society and encourages diversity across all activities and in the membership of our committees and groups.

If you are interested in joining any of the committees in the future, please contact Allison Winton.

Committee 

Dr Kerry Thompson

Dr Kerry Thompson

Chair of Outreach & Education Committee, Honorary Secretary for Education, National University of Ireland, Galway

Mr Owen Green

Mr Owen Green

Outreach & Education Committee Secretary, University of Oxford

Professor Susan Anderson

Professor Susan Anderson

RMS Vice President, University of Nottingham

Dr Alex Ball FRMS

Dr Alex Ball FRMS

Electron Microscopy Section Representative, Natural History Museum

Dr Jacquelyn Bond

Dr Jacquelyn Bond

Life Sciences Section Representative, University of Leeds

Professor Susan Brooks

Professor Susan Brooks

RMS-Wiley Book Series Editor & Chair of the Qualifications Committee, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Oliver Clarke

Dr Oliver Clarke

Carl Zeiss Ltd

Dr Joel Cohen

Dr Joel Cohen

Duke University

Professor Ian Dobbie

Professor Ian Dobbie

Light Microscopy Section Representative, Johns Hopkins University

Professor Lorna Dougan

Professor Lorna Dougan

AFM & other Scanning Probe Microscopies Section Representative, University of Leeds 

Dr Yanping Guo

Dr Yanping Guo

Early Career Committee Representative , University College London

Professor Rob Kesseler

Professor Rob Kesseler

University of the Arts London

Dr Marie Kokolski

Dr Marie Kokolski

University of Nottingham

Dr Dale Moulding

Dr Dale Moulding

Data Analysis in Imaging Section Representative, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Mrs Niga Nawroly

Mrs Niga Nawroly

Flow Cytometry Section Representative, ACEA Biosciences

Dr James Perkins

Dr James Perkins

Secondary School Representative, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Faversham

Mr Peter Sainsbury

Mr Peter Sainsbury

Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust

Dr Andrew Scott

Dr Andrew Scott

University of Leeds

Qualifications Committee

Professor Susan Brooks

Professor Susan Brooks

RMS-Wiley Book Series Editor & Chair of the Qualifications Committee, Oxford Brookes University

Professor Susan Anderson

Professor Susan Anderson

RMS Vice President, University of Nottingham

Professor Rik Brydson

Professor Rik Brydson

RMS Honorary Secretary Physical Science, University of Leeds

Dr Marie Kokolski

Dr Marie Kokolski

University of Nottingham

Dr Andrew Scott

Dr Andrew Scott

University of Leeds

Dr Kerry Thompson

Dr Kerry Thompson

Chair of Outreach & Education Committee, Honorary Secretary for Education, National University of Ireland, Galway

AGM

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Outreach & Education Committee of the Royal Microscopical Society will take place on 29 September 2022, as part of Microscopy: Advances, Innovation, Impact 2022 - incorporating the RMS AGM & Section AGMs. 

All the Society’s AGMs are free to attend for both members and non-members.