Reason 1: Technicians make demonstrations happen
Technicians are key team members in places of learning – finding equipment, materials, and designing the demonstrations to bring subjects to life!
Often technicians need to draw upon their expert knowledge, creativity and imagination to design a demonstration that explains a topic in a new, clear, effective and engaging way.
When the pandemic happened, Andres and his team went the extra mile to perform and film experiments for YouTube so teachers and students could get the most out of remote learning. You can learn more about it in his article for Chemistry World, Lights, Smartphones, Action!
Reason 2: Companions in discovery
Technicians don’t only use their skills and knowledge to create demonstrations. They also assist students from school to higher study to design and conduct experiments to test scientific hypotheses. Have a theory? Science technicians can help you prove what makes it happen.
Reason 3: Technicians support
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, technicians in universities and schools nationwide bandied together to create protective equipment for NHS workers.
Light Hall School in #Shirley is helping the #NHS by making 3D printed visors whilst it’s closed.— Solihull Updates (@SolihullUpdates) April 7, 2020
A spokesperson said: “Light Hall doing our bit for the NHS - making 3D printed visors - big thanks to Jeremy Connaughton, our technician.” pic.twitter.com/lZfgrBz62t
18 months on, they have used their knowledge and expertise to make classrooms safe to return to. Take a look at Phill's story for instance:
Without the hard work and determination of my fellow technicians we wouldn’t be able to welcome students back into labs to continue their education.
Hear more from Phill in our article, Technicians Make it Happen on Campus