Innovative & Creative Research Partnerships

Torque[i], an interdisciplinary music and dance piece, brought together dancers, engineers and musicians taking concepts from wind energy generation into contemporary music and dance.

The Cosmic Way Roadshow[ii] is touring from Peebles to Fort William celebrating the work of CTR Wilson, inventor of the cloud chamber and Scotland’s only Nobel laureate in Physics.

InterLife is developing interactive virtual worlds to facilitate life transitions for young people [iii] 

Glasgow PETs: postgraduate multidisciplinary public engagement team.

Chips for Everyone:  semiconductor workshops and events for over 20,000 people throughout Scotland, England and Ireland[iv]. Working with artists and musicians, Chips with Flair brought images and impressions of semiconductor technology to new audiences through expressive art[v].

Engineering Everywhere [vi] is an education resource that reveals the diversity of the engineering discipline from Olympic bike design and rollercoasters to fixing broken bones and safe drinking water.

Streetvibe celebrated the links between science, engineering and music at an open air festival[vii][viii] in central London.

In Sounds like Science primary school pupils worked with scientists and performing artists to develop  a theatre performance about climate change and in Science and Creativity, 6th year pupils explored creativity science through music and dance.

Project work is funded by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), Institute of Physics, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Scottish Government, British Science Association, and the Higher Education Academy. Jane has been a science specialist at the Creative Partnerships/NESTA/DfES sponsored “Creative Science Teaching” Labs run by PAL[i].


[i] http://paragon-music.org/events/torque-glasgow

[ii] http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/research/rktg/isetl/cosmicway/

[iii] http://www.tlrp.org/tel/inter-life/

[iv] Magill, J & Roy, S (2007). Chips for Everyone – Creativity in engineering and initial teacher education,Engineering Education, 2(1)40-46

[v] Magill, J & Roy, S (2010)Chips for Everyone: A Multifaceted Approach in Electrical Engineering Outreach, IEEE Transactions in Education

[vi] http://www.engineeringeverywhere.org.uk

[vii] http://www.streetvibe.org/

[viii] Guinness world records 2010- The book of the decade (2009), Guinness World Records Ltd, p182. ISBN: 978-1-904994-49-7

[ix] http://www.pallabs.org/our-work/pal-learning/overview/