Dr Rasha Abu Eid recently joined researchers on their soapboxes at the latest Soapbox Science event.
Soapbox Science sees female and non-binary scientists literally standing on a soapbox in a public location with lots of passing footfall, and talking about their research. Members of the public can ask questions, make comments and start a conversation. There are no PowerPoint presentation or computers. Speakers can have props (but they need to be easy to carry and hold!).
This year’s event took place at Aberdeen Mela, Westburn Park on Sunday, 21st August. Dr Abu Eid took to her soapbox to discuss the use of modern technology to detect oral cancer. She duly brought her props, a very characterful replica mouth “puppet” dubbed “Big Mouth” and a dazzling pair of fractal spectacles!