Rebecca Hurwitz

Becky works as Projects Coordinator for Graphic Science where she is currently overseeing the Smarter UK project.

Before joining Graphic Science, she worked as Public Engagement Officer at BBSRC where she was responsible for coordinating exhibitions and events as a platform for scientists to interact with the public and other stakeholder groups.

Her work included developing and staffing an exhibition at BBC Gardner’s World, developing a hands-on science event for Edinburgh International Science Festival and helping university departments competing in BBSRC’s Excellence with Impact awards to produce exhibits that encapsulated their department’s work for a special awards event.

Prior to moving into science communication, she worked as a software developer producing computer aided learning and other material for the pharmaceutical and life sciences.

Becky has a BSc in Biochemistry and an MA in Animation.

Public Engagement training lies at the core of the research-based training activities of the EU-funded LASSIE initial training network. We asked the Training Group to provide appropriate and fun training for our young scientists during an intense two week programme of activities combining our science, professional skills and public engagement. The result was an outstanding success for all concerned!

Professor Martin McCoustra
Professor of Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University and coordinator of the EU FP7 funded LASSIE network