A free online course for young scientists
To coincide with British Science Week (6-15 March 2020), Royal Holloway, University of London is launching a free, four-week online course; Understanding Biological Energy – on the leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com.
The course is designed for young people who have studied GCSE science – chemistry, biology or physics – and in particular those who have an interest in the connections between these subjects and going on to study science at university. Young people who take the course will find out how biological energy is gained and used by living things, and what advances in agriculture mean for feeding the world’s growing population.
Led by Dr James McEvoy, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London and produced by Senior Learning Technologist and Lead MOOC Producer, Martin King, the course will provide learners with an introduction to energy and explore how humans and other living things obtain and use their biological energy sources.
Dr James McEvoy
“I’m really looking forward to teaching this online course. Biological energy is a big topic that touches so many fields, from agriculture and biofuels to metabolism and physiology. Understanding the energetic connections between them allows us to think about things like diabetes and renewable energy in new ways. Students who take the course will gain that understanding, and I hope they will use it to help solve some of our world’s energetic challenges.”
The course is free to join and will begin on 9 March 2020. Join us: Understanding Biological Energy
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