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
Find out more at http://www.labhackathon.com
Spaces are limited, so book your ticket here. The event is free, but donations to IF Oxford are welcomed.
Photo credit: Jeffrey Barbee
Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 14:00