iCRAG is proud to announce that it has been selected to exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2021. iCRAG will be working in partnership with the Natural History Museum, London, to develop an exhibit entitled ‘Mining a Sustainable Future’. The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is a celebration of the most cutting-edge scientific research from around the UK and further afield. ‘Mining a Sustainable Future’ will see iCRAG’s researchers travel to the Royal Society in London for this seven-day long public engagement extravaganza next July.
iCRAG’s Education and Engagement Officer, Elspeth Wallace, who is leading the project, said, “‘Mining a Sustainable Future’ is one of only 21 exhibits that were chosen for this prestigious event. The exhibit will centre around the ground-breaking research that iCRAG and the Natural History Museum department of Earth Sciences are undertaking. It will be focused on the minerals and metals that our society needs to secure a decarbonised and sustainable future, such as cobalt and lithium.”
The exhibit will feature a number of exciting interactive activities that will engage the public with the raw materials needed for renewable energy, electric cars and batteries. iCRAG intends to secure the legacy of this event by transforming the ‘Mining a Sustainable Future’ exhibit into a resource for secondary school students. iCRAG would like to thank its researchers for their hard work towards this exciting event so far, and its industry partners for their generous sponsorship.
The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition runs at the Royal Society in London from the 5th to the 11th of July 2021. It is completely free to attend and will have a large online presence.