Stem Cell Superheroes!
Andrew Stone, David Kuntin, Kimberley Smith, Alasdair Kay, and Paul Genever had great fun at the Festival of Ideas Family Fun Afternoon, where they showed off their new childrens' public engagement activity, "Stem Cell Superheroes". The aim of the game was to sort stem cells out from other cells and use those to help superheroes heal their joints (by firing nerf guns at them!). The event was hugely successful, with many repeat visits. We were delighted to interact with the community and share our research.
Special thanks go to the Humanities Research Centre at York for their support and the opportunity to run this event. Also - Mark Bentley and the mechanical engineering team at the Biology department, who put their heart and soul into building our activity, which we hope to use for many years to come!