Following a successful pilot in 2018, the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at King's College London has partnered with Native Scientist again to deliver a series of science outreach workshops to 80 young Portuguese and French heritage speakers. Led by PhD student Inês Tomás, the 'Discovering Our Cells' workshops will introduce pupils to STEM topics in their heritage languages. Under the guidance of Portuguese and French-speaking scientists, the children will do a range of practical experiments and interactive, hands-on activities exploring issues such as DNA and skin cell growth.
Founded in 2013, Native Scientist is an award-winning European-wide non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting cultural diversity in science, education and society. Through science and language integrated learning workshops, training and networking, it encourages ethnic minority children to pursue higher education and STEM careers, and celebrates multilingualism.