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Science 03

ScienceO3 is a Caithness based charity that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to local schools and the general public through the Caithness International Science Festival.

We are a group of committed engineers and scientists that are determined to make sure that children and adults have their eyes opened to the fun of science, in theory and practice and we deliver well attended and enjoyable programmes of events.

Caithness has a strong base and a promising future in Science and Technology but this is not always reflected in the desire of local pupils to study these subjects. ScienceO3 is an attempt to re-dress the balance locally.


The committee

ChairmanProfessor Iain D Baikie is the CEO and founder of KP Technology. He began developing Kelvin Probes for surface analysis in the early 1980s and has over twenty five years of experience with development and applications.iain@kptechnology.ltd.uk
SecretaryElena is a Software Engineer and co-founder of KP Technology. She is Finnish and has lived in many different countries around the world but the last twenty five years in Wick, Caithness.elena@kptechnology.ltd.uk
TreasurerColin Matheson worked in the nuclear and oil and gas industries for forty years as an instrumentation engineer, and has a keen interest in coaching and mentoring young people.col1nmatheson@yahoo.co.uk
AdministratorAmanda has joined the team to help coordinate the 2018 festival. Having organised charity events and shows through her career in floristry, she is excited to help with the Science Festival.festival@science03.org
AdministratorDr Rachel Sheridan has a background in chemistry a chemical engineering and works as a sales a marketing associate at KP Technology. Rachel recently moved to Caithness after completing her PhD at the University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow.rachel@kptechnology.ltd.uk

Other members

Alistair Traill - Doreen Leith - John Inkster - Julie McKinnon




KP Technology

Every year a significant proportion of KP Technology staff has helped for weeks in organising the Science Festival. Since the event launch in 2003, all personnel time by KP Technology have been provided at zero cost.

KP Technology is an award-winning company which designs and manufactures Kelvin Probe systems for work function and surface potential measurements. We supply state of the art equipment and consultancy services to innovative companies and research institutes throughout the world. Our in house teaching laboratories ensure you get the best from your system.




Get involved!

We are always looking for enthusiastic people to join our organising committee, help run the festival, and to give the presenters a hand.

If you have a science show or workshop please do tell us about it so we can consider inviting you to one of our future festivals.

Even if you haven't quite established your ideas please get in touch because we can help to get you up and running and give you a platform to try it out, as well as giving you constructive feedback based on years of experience in organising festivals for school children.

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