27 May, 2022
Running educational outreach and engagement programmes under the cloud of COVID-19 was enormously challenging, but we learnt from our experiences in 2020. Our annual regional lecture series promoted our new research themes and ran as a blend of face-to-face and Zoom and was well attended and received.
Materials Fact or Fiction , the third year of our immensely popular partnership series with RNZ Nights, continued apace and has spun into a new podcast Sci-Fi/Sci-Fact which will drop weekly every Saturday under the RNZ flagship. As ever, our partners provide magnificent engagement and we proudly sponsored the launch of a new House of Science centre in the Manawatū/Kapiti. And our MacDiarmid Institute team at the University of Otago ably assisted by Otago Museum, wowed young and old audiences alike on Te Wai Pounamu.
You can find out more about our community outreach activities in the following pages from our Annual Report 2021: