21-25 June 2021
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
Europe/Prague timezone
Proceedings of the ANIMMA 2021 conference are now available online in open access: https://www.epj-conferences.org/animma-2021

#10-255 The LUCID experiment - releasing the potential of school students in space research

24 Jun 2021, 11:20
LEO (Clarion Congress Hotel Prague)


Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Oral presentation 10 Education, Training and Outreach 10 Education, Training and Outreach


PARKER, Becky (School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London)


The LUCID experiment involved groups of students in a school in Kent, UK, working with a huge number of colleagues to put Medipix technology in open space on TechDemoSat 1. Students worked on this outside their formal studies over a period of ten years and benefitted from real engagement with research. LUCID [1, 2] studied the radiation environment in Low Earth Orbit for three years, collecting over 2.1 million frames of radiation data from its five Timepix detectors. Students published their results in Advances in Space Research in 2019. The students who were involved in LUCID are now becoming leaders in science research themselves, working across many areas of physics and engineering.
Becky Parker [3] the teacher supporting students in this, will outline how this genuine involvement of young people in research can not only inspire students and teachers but also contribute to scientific advance.


[1] https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/blog/astro-blog/2019/02/26/lucid-in-the-sky-a-stunning-example-of-research-in-schools
[2] https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/high-school-students-launch-cern-tech-space
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becky_Parker

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PARKER, Becky (School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London)

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