Aberdeen Donside Hydro

I finally took the time for a wee excursion down the river Don to have a look at the new hydro energy station. It all started as a community project and successfully went through a few funding rounds, including selling bonds to private investors.  Find out more on their website.

NASA in Aberdeen

Dr Sue Lederer (space scientist) and Rick Hieb (former astronaut) came all the way from the US to Scotland to spend a week packed full of activities of public engagement and school visits. On 30th Jan 2017 I went to their presentation at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen to listen to them talk about working in space and bust some of the flaws […]

Dr Maryam Gharebaghi – For the love of maths

Mathematics makes the world go round. In a way, it is a language that helps us describe and explain natural phenomena, man-made constructions and much more. If you are into maths, there are plenty of career paths to choose from. Engineering is one of them. I met up with Maryam, an experienced engineer in the oil and gas industry. Originally […]