3mE researchers give children from The Hague's Escamp district a sneak peek

News - 28 June 2022 - Webredactie 3mE

Scientists Just Herder, Paul Breedveld, Tim Horeman-Franse and Bart van Straten again demonstrated a fine example of science communication for a very specific target group. They received a group of elementary school pupils from groups 6, 7 and 8 from the Escamp district in The Hague. In their curriculum the pupils are working on the theme 'biomedical design' of the Science Exchange TU Delft. In the lesson they will work, for example, on inventing a solution for peeling an apple when you can only use one arm.

The kids got to see prototypes and prostheses and of course could ask all kinds of questions to the researchers. In addition, they went into the lab with Tim and Bart to practice with 'keyhole surgery' & equipment. The researchers loved it and would do it again. This kind of initiative is worth its weight in gold and you get the nicest questions", said one of the researchers.

I have rarely seen children with such great interest and drive!

Paul Breedveld
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