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“The most important thing is to never stop questioning.”
That in 2016 1,013 lemons were used to make the highest voltage fruit battery, setting a Guinness World Record? This was led by a Faraday Institution researcher (and 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer), Prof. Saiful Islam. Take a look (at around 10 minutes)!
The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of STEM for young people in the UK. It was attended by 80,000 visitors in March 2019! The Faraday Institution team creatively inspired visitors about battery technology. Making lemon batteries to illustrate this was extremely popular. If you would like to try this click here for details.
“The amazement we witnessed makes me feel confident that we have sparked a curiosity around battery technology.” (Jacob Dean, PhD researcher)
As part of their training as STEM Ambassadors, Faraday Institution PhD students visit schools to tell their battery story.
“It was nice to get involved in STEM and inspire younger people to take a career path in science.” (PhD student)
Read more about our Fully Charged Battery Box resource for schools.
The challenges we face in energy storage today will be taken up by the scientists and engineers of tomorrow. Outreach to diverse communities is an integral part of what we do as an organisation. Our aim is to inspire young people to consider careers in research, pursue opportunities, and make an impact on the world we live in.