My current role is to ensure that no-one is discouraged from pursuing careers in STEM because of gender. On the 11 and 12 September 2013, four Presenters at Techniquest Glyndr were trained in the key stage 4 workshop, ‘Bacterial Evolution: Handson-DNA’ by Education Team members Dawn Pavey and Claire Evans. It was the first time the Presenters had used micropipettes, vortex-mixers, electrophoresis tanks or UV light boxes, and it took a while for them to be confident with using the researchgrade equipment. Once they had mastered the equipment themselves, they practiced explaining the practical aspects to each other, in preparation for leading the workshop with groups of students.

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