Kathy Sykes holds the Collier Chair as Professor of
Public Understanding of Science at Bristol University. She is also a Director of the new Cheltenham Festival of Science. Previously, she was Head of Science for Explore@Bristol, a new 'hands-on' science center, coming up with ideas for the content of the center. Kathy is a physicist, with a PhD (looking into a biodegradable plastic) from Bristol University and is still doing some post-doc research there. She did her first degree there too then went to teach Mathematics and A-level Physics in Zimbabwe for 3 years with VSO.
This is Kathy's third Rough Science project.
Read how Kathy approached each of the challenges: