TEDxCardiff - Wendy Sadler - Music and the Machine
Wendy is a physics graduate with a passion for communication and a strong belief in the power of performance as a tool for engaging a wider audience with STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). She is the founding Director of 'science made simple' and since setting up the organisation in 2002 she has won numerous awards for her work, including IOP Young Professional Physicist of the Year, WISE excellence award, Institute of Acoustics Award for Promoting Acoustics to the Public and she was one of the UKRC 'Woman of Outstanding Achievement' in 2008. In 2007 she also awarded the prestigious EU Descartes Prize for Innovative Action in Science Communication -- following in the footsteps of Sir David Attenborough and Bill Bryson before her. In 2007, Wendy established the 'Engineering Explained' initiative as a special project within science made simple to develop a range of new shows and activities that focused on Engineering and that targeted large school and festival audiences. She has an MSc in Science Communication and was awarded a distinction for her research project on the impact of science shows. She has also written 19 books for children and presented a range of science programmes for ITV Wales and BBC Radio Wales. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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