Danstem scientists participated at 'Videnskaben på besøg' – University of Copenhagen

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04 October 2016

Danstem scientists participated at 'Videnskaben på besøg'

Outreach and Public Engagement

Senior scientist Mette Christine Jørgensen and PhD student Svend Dahl Jensen have participated at the ''Videnskaben på besøg'' (Science is visiting) initiative, where Scientists visit schools for a short lecture about their field of research.

During week 39, September 26-30, 2016, Mette Christine Jørgensen (The Serup group) and Svend Dahl Jensen (The Grapin-Botton group) have visited three schools and interacted with over 150 students.

On September 27, 2016, they visited Mosedeskolen school in Greve, and addressed approx. 75 primary school pupils, attending  the 7th grade

On September 28, 2016, they visited Den Classenske Legatskole in København, and addressed approx. 27 primary school pupils, attending the 9th grade

On September 30, 2016, they were invited to Køge Gymnasium, and addressed 2g+3g (grades 11 and 12) biotech classes.

The scientists were giving an introduction to stem cell research. They were talking about the potential of stem cells and about using stem cells in future diabetes treatments, also mentioning the availability of (unproven) stem cell treatments at private clinics.

The project is part of Astra - the national Centre for Learning in Science, Technology and Health in Denmark, established in 2009.

The aim is contribution to society, to strengthen and develop science learning and train a new generation with strong science competencies. This is for the future of Denmark and its role in a globalized world.