Dr Donald Palmer (Senior Immunologist) shares insight on STEM +Art = STEAM
Part of the Language of Science from African Perspectives series.
This video is one of the special events from our uLearn Naturally Science Week 2015 programme of ground breaking events for families, children, professionals & adults. This was a very interesting community seminar hosted by Abundance Centres (UK) at New Mind Centre (Brixton) there were serveral presentations on the theme of “the language of science from African perspectives”. In this presentation Dr Donald Palmer shared his insights on the importance of STEM and his growing interest in STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. In the spirit of the presentation this video has been created to give example to the value of Art in discussion and the practice of STEM. Enjoy the blend of Dr Palmer's reasoning and visual insights to how the immune system works. Get the idea of how One's immune system works, enter the beautiful world.
Dr Palmer’s job involves studying, and teaching others about, the way in which the human body protects itself from infections and from malfunctions, including cancer. He is especially interested in the way in which the body’s immune system changes with age and spends a lot of time using chemicals and instruments to examine the surfaces of human cells. His journey from schoolchild to Senior Lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College began with an Ordinary National Diploma in Medical Sciences at South London Technical College and he attributes his success to his parents and other helpful mentors who fuelled his own innate hunger to succeed.
Dr Palmer is a co-founder of Reach Society. This social enterprise encourages, motivates and inspires black boys and young Black men to realise their potential and make viable transitions into adult life.
Reach Society was founded in October 2010 by a small group of friends who are professional Black men who had successfully navigated the social, economical and emotional challenges to develop from boys to men in the UK. Along the way they learnt the essential strategies needed to develop their potential to become useful contributors to their families, local communities and the wider society.