Imperial College London
Reachout Makerspace Programme Coordinator
Kate is a passionate maker and tinkerer and is always looking to inspire new makers whether that be students or the general public. She has worked in Ireland and the UK as a teacher in both primary and secondary education before moving into informal learning environments. She joined the Science Museum learning team in 2010 working on developing activities and delivering science shows. She then joined the Royal Institution to help make the Christmas Lectures in 2014 which were on the topic of making and tinkering. She stayed on at the Royal Institution to set up and run the Royal Institution Outreach Programme. A passionate science communicator she has also created content for national publications such as the Telegraph and the Guardian. She also does science presenting, creating content for Blue Peter and presenting on the Impossible Engineering Series 3 TV show which aired this summer. In 2017 she joined Imperial College London to set up and manage the Reach Out Makerspace. The Makerspace is a dedicated cross-discipline manufacturing and design space which runs a series of making projects for secondary school students, particularly focused on engaging students who would benefit from a non-traditional learning environment.