FUSION: Focusing on University Science Interpretation and Outreach Needs
What we offer

FUSION offers four key skills to our potential outreach partners (further information is available on the relevant web pages opposite, or by clicking on the images below):

1) Interactive design and construction

We support all stages of exhibit construction: from initial concept to finished product, including physical, mechanical, electronic and software design. Our work ranges from the simplest Primary School exhibit to our co-development with the Schools of Engineering and GeoSciences on a £100k carbon capture plant project, rolled out to schools with SCI-FUN in 2010.

  • Electronic systems (both analogue and digital); microcontroller programming; bespoke PCB design;
  • Precision mechanical construction;
  • Software design: user interface; firmware; process control software
FUSION -- Interactive design
2) Bespoke graphic design

From initial concept to final camera-ready copy: we develop banners, posters, brochures, textbook illustrations, 3D modelling, logo and web design, animation, and audio-visual production; all themed to fit our partner’s particular event or project. (Examples can be found on the graphic design pages.)

FUSION -- bespoke graphic design
3) Presentation and show design and consultancy

Making use of our schools experience and pedagogical skill set, we help translate our partners’ University research ideas for a public audience – as we did in 2008 with our Stem Cell show, developed jointly with the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and in 2007 with our Climate Change show, where we showcased current research within the School of GeoSciences to over 10,000 people in schools throughout Scotland.

FUSION -- presentations
4) Event management

From the organisation and running of school visits (using SCI-FUN as our delivery mechanism) to bespoke events (such as the MRC CRM Stem Cell Family Day at Our Dynamic Earth, held in November 2008): the entire event is organised by our team. We coordinate all aspects of event advertising, promotion, design, theming, exhibits, displays and presentations.

FUSION -- event managememt