SCI-FUN: The Scottish Science and Technology Roadshow
Girl enjoying the Spinning Chair activity
Welcome to SCI-FUN

The SCI-FUN Roadshow is a comprehensive STEM engagement scheme primarily supported and run by the
University of Edinburgh.

We take the experience of a science centre directly to S1/S2 pupils as well as to public audiences across Scotland.

The aims of the Roadshow scheme are to encourage more young people to consider taking Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects within their subject choice mix, and for everyone to have a greater appreciation of the role of STEM in everyday life.

The Roadshow also provides a delivery outlet for FUSION, our sister group that collaborates with University researchers to develop new engagement projects.

Our events programme

This year, we are focusing on delivering our range of approximately 40-50 hands-on activities – including concepts from across the sciences and engineering – to schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians. (Many of our activities have direct links to the school curriculum.) In addition, we are participating in a number of science festivals and community events across the country.

To find out more about how to arrange a visit, or how to get involved in our scheme, investigate the links on the left-hand side or contact us directly. For further information about collaborative public engagement projects, please visit the FUSION website.

Student assists girl with Coanda Effect exhibit

A taste of the Roadshow

To get a sense of what the Roadshow offers, have a look at our video that is available on this page.

Please be aware that filming for the video took place when presentations were delivered at the same time as the exhibits. This year, a talk including information about current scientific research topics and subject choice guidance is available separately.

In addition, you may be interested in accessing our previous website, which can be found using this link. (We also have a page – click here – which will take you to a summary of the main pages of interest on our old site.)