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A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
WITH DR MELANIE WINDRIDGE

Dr Melanie Windridge is climbing Mount Everest in Spring 2018 and running an outreach project to help inspire young people, especially girls, to reach new heights in STEM and business.

 

Melanie plans to reach the next generation of scientists, engineers and adventurers with an engagement programme in conjunction with the Institute of Physics (IOP) to include: workshops in primary and secondary schools; live-tracking of the climb; and an ‘ask me anything’ activity.

 

A YouTube video series on the Science of the Summit and associated blogs will examine the advances in technology that improve safety and performance on the mountain.

 

For updates subscribe to Melanie’s blog Science at Extremes here.

Anglia Ruskin University
IOP

Why?

Reaching a wider audience

We’d like as many people as possible to think about the importance of exploration and have an appreciation of science in our world.

 

We’d like to help students to see science in new and exciting contexts, but also see the links to their everyday lives.

 

These are the ways we are reaching out:
 

An engagement programme in conjunction with the Institute of Physics (IOP) to include: workshops in primary and secondary schools; live-tracking of the climb; and an “ask me anything” activity
 
An IOP YouTube video series and associated blogs on the Science of the Summit – technological advances that improve performance and safety in the mountains
 
A schools and public lecture tour
 
A film or TV programme (subject to funding)

Project goals

Sponsorship opportunities

Everest is the ultimate challenge, regardless of your level. That’s why people go; and why they go back. That’s why it has the power to inspire so many.

 

Be part of a project showing the importance of technological innovation to human progress and inspire children to study science and maths

 

We are looking for £50,000 to cover the climb and the public engagement programme. Anything raised in excess of this will allow us to make further videos and increase our media activity and reach. £120,000 would allow us to take an additional cameraman and make a documentary film of the climb.

 

Official sponsorship packages start at £5k but any amount is welcome as a contribution to the outreach objectives.

 

Please contact us to discuss.

 

 

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Charities

This project is supporting two education and development charities in developing countries. Both charities help the local people to help themselves and, since they are run mostly by volunteers in the UK, your donation goes directly to where it is needed most.

 

All funds raised will be split 50/50.

 

Edirisa UK – Founded by Sheila Windridge in 2005, Edirisa UK supports education, health and sustainable enterprise in Southwest Uganda.

Community Action Nepal – Founded by Doug Scott, Community Action Nepal aims to help some of the poorest people on the planet – the mountain people of Nepal.

 

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We encourage schools to get involved and fundraise with us. Run a non school uniform day,
have a bake sale, or host a snow ball. What could your school do?

Proud sponsors

Anglia Ruskin University
IOP
MyZone
Royal Society of Chemistry