In association with Science Oxford
From 12 to 22 October 2018

‘Labhacks’: a creative way to equip science laboratories in Africa

Venue: The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, OX4 6JZ

Science education in Africa is often held back by shortages of laboratory equipment. Researchers from the University of Oxford have developed a novel, creative and fun approach to address this problem – holding competitions where students design and build the equipment themselves! In this talk we describe our first ‘LabHack’ competition, which took place in Harare in June 2018. We will be joined by one of our Zimbabwean collaborators to discuss how LabHacks can inspire young innovators and address equipment shortages – with the potential to be applied in low-resourced educational settings across the globe.

With Louise Bezuidenhout, Jason R.C. Nurse, Robert Shoniwa and Helena Webb

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Spaces are limited, so book your ticket here. The event is free, but donations to IF Oxford are welcomed.

Photo credit: Jeffrey Barbee

21st October 2018
Event Type
Computing, Science, Society

Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 14:00

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