17th April 2018

Summiting Everest: Scientist raising funds for unique educational programme

Scientist, author and adventurer, Dr. Melanie Windridge, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to encourage young people to study and work in science.

Dr. Windridge will be leading a science engagement programme this year around a summit attempt of Everest.
The project, which is supported by the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry, will explore how science and technology have made Everest – once the preserve of the world’s elite climbers – accessible to ordinary people.
Through this engaging topic, Melanie will run activities to inspire and excite young people – especially young women – about the opportunities to study and work in science.
The project has an ambitious outreach programme planned and is now seeking funding to make them all happen. Activities include: 10 Science of the Summit YouTube videos; schools’ workshops and talks; blogs and articles; and social media updates from the mountain. These multimedia resources will be used by schools and made accessible to young people interested in science.
Dr. Windridge says: “I want to use my experience to inspire young people – especially young women – by showing them the importance of science in our lives through an exciting challenge. And I need your help.”

Silver is proud to be supporting Melanie on her adventure and would like to invite everyone to donate what they can to her inspiring cause.

Please visit Melanie’s Just Giving page and show your support!