Meet the scientist series
08 February 2011
LJMU’s Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) recently took centre stage at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) as part of the successful ‘Meet the Scientist’ series.
The aim of the series is to introduce the public and potential young scientists to key scientific and technological developments in a way that is hands-on and fun.
LJMU students and sports scientists - experts in the fields of respiratory and cardiovascular assessment, physical activity and performance analysis – set up a range of activities that allowed visitors to be assessed in much the same way as elite athletes are assessed. They were also on hand to answer questions about health, fitness and physical activity and explain the science involved in sport.
Over 1,300 people ‘met the Sports Scientist’ making it one of the best events of its kind at the Museum.
Marieke Navin, Science Communication Officer at MOSI, said:
"What a fantastic event! Our visitors couldn't get enough of the hands-on interactive sports related exhibits and thoroughly enjoyed getting involved. The variety of activities was fantastic, as were the sports scientists who were all very engaging and friendly".
Keith George, Head of RISES, commented:
"This has been a great event for LJMU and for our students as it has allowed us to communicate some important health and fitness messages. It was fascinating to see how engaged the public were – particularly young people – in the activities we set up and encouraging to see how well LJMU students interacted with the visitors. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to promote lifelong health and well-being".