children taking part in an experiment


The Department of Chemical Engineering is home to the ReallySmallScience outreach group, who engage with different audiences about the cutting edge chemical engineering research being undertaken within the University of Strathclyde. 

The group aims to make scientific research more accessible and fun for all ages, from preschool children to adults, through interactive hands-on activities. 

How to get involved

Whether you're a teacher looking to bring the latest science and engineering skills into the classroom, or a researcher seeking to engage the public, we have tailor-made workshops designed to help you. 


We bring science and engineering to the classroom with fun activities for preschool children, primary and secondary schools. For more information and availability complete our contact form and a member of the team will respond to you. 


Sign your children up for our ReallySmallScience holiday clubs. Children of all ages (6-18) can work with us in a real lab, doing science experiments on dirt, sludge, jelly and goo. Meet chemical engineers and learn what kind of work a chemical engineer does.

Our club is led by engineers and researchers from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering. All our club leaders are experienced science communicators and have run activities in schools across Glasgow and during science festivals.

We welcome both primary and secondary school scientist, with activities tailored to each age group.

Students and Researchers

The group is made up of undergraduate and postgraduate chemical engineering students, as well as staff from the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering. All goup members benefit from engagement training and communication skills vital to career development. If you would like to volunteer with the group and find out details of the upcoming ReallySmallScience events, contact the group coordinator. 

Find out more

Visit the ReallySmallScience website, or follow the team on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.