Whereas almost all educational programmes focus on a particular student cohort, the GEOSET initiative’s paradigm shifting strategy is to turn the focus of the educational process round by 180 degrees to target our best teachers and capture Specific Educational Objects or Concept Modules which they have devised to infuse real enthusiasm and passion for intellectual knowledge in students. Although the GEOSET site streams many outstanding lectures and courses, as indicated above, the primary aim is the creation of an easily accessed cache of specific Teaching Tricks Of The Trade i.e. TTOTTs which outstanding educators have found by experience work. Until now the educational genius of a teacher is in general lost when he or she retires unless a  student, who also becomes an educator, remembers it and uses it in class.  Geoset (and its more inclusive sister GEOSTEAM encompassing the arts and mathematics now in preparation) gives our teachers a measure of immortality previously unavailable.  An exciting major contribution to GEOSET is being made by students who are not only recording presentations on their projects but devising novel TTOTTs of their own. A TTOTTs website which will access teaching objects directly is in the process of being created

Click some of the other URLs in the short Introduction below to get an idea of what can be done not only by Teachers and University students but also High School students.  By dipping into this material one gets a great perspective on the fantastic promise of this unique programme to improve teaching on a global scale. The material produced by some great young people shows how superb GEOSET is in catalysing innovative creativity in educational outreach by the young.  I am sure this will whet your appetite to explore a little further.   A more extended though still limited set is to be found further below. Everything can be accessed via the searchable gateway site which links to the contributing nodes in the US UK Japan, Brazil, Spain, Croatia etc.  Attached is a sheet which shows how effective the project has been in helping students to get jobs, scholarships, awards and postdocs. The majority of the GEOSET presentations have been recorded using a dual-window (synchronised video/data) mode which makes assessment a pleasure rather than a chore.


The Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology  (GEOSET) initiative uses new IT technology to provide imaginative teaching material in modules focused relatively tightly on specific topics. It is a highly flexible medium enabling a wide range of different educational approaches to be explored and it is particularly useful for SET/STEAM teachers who will find valuable downloadable teaching resource material created by innovative science and technology experts and educators. The material has been created by faculty and students in universities as well as by high schools … thus guaranteeing a measure of reliability.  The wonderful bonus of GEOSET recordings is that they provide revolutionary additions to the students’ resumes as they improve immeasurably success in gaining jobs, scholarships awards and postdocs.  The key aim of GEOSET is the the creation of a global network of participating sites catering to the local and global need for much improved SET/STEAM education. Each institution sets up its own streaming node and uploads URLs with associated information to the searchable GEOSET gateway  Here is a small set of representative URLs extracted from the rather more extensive representative list in the section below:

1)  UG Dan Stribling – What is colour?

2)  PG Kerry Gilmore (FSU) – Building Bridges with Organic Chemistry

3)  UG  Daniel Dominguez – All about viruses

4) PG Jess Higgins (Sussex)  – Organometallic Uranium Chemistry

5) Project Module Jon Hare (Sussex Education Specialist) Longboard Part 1 – Speedometer –

6) Teaching Module Colin Byfleet (FSU Professor)  – Logarithms – The Amazing Mr Briggs of Halifax

7) Science News Programmes (Pilot  University of Sussex)

8) Science News Programme (Pilot FSU)

9) High School Students UK (King’s School Canterbury; Teacher Christina Astin) – Olber’s

Paradox: Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

10) Promotion Video about GEOSET. Steve Acquah who produced this promo for FSU students and staff

11) Gateway site is at .This is a searchable database of clickable uploaded URLs which redirect to presentations streaming from nodes set up by participating institutions (including high schools) in the US, UK, Japan, Croatia, Spain and Brazil.  Other nodes: The FSU node is at and the Sheffield University (Kri) node is at The University of Sussex site

12) Technical Information



Undergraduate Presentations

Dan Stribling  UG (FSU) – What is Light?

Vincent LaBarbera (FSU UG) – Beetles

Richard Rogers (FSU UG) –  Neuroscience

Jennifer Goldsby (FSU UG) –  Inbreeding in a Wolfpack ispolated for 70 years

Graduate Student Presentations

Jess Higgins (GS Sussex)  – Organometallic Uranium Chemistry

Kerry Gilmore (GS FSU) – Building Bridges with Organic Chemistry

Jonathan Christian (GS FSU) –  Semiconductors (3MT Prizewinner)

Prajna Dhar (GS FSU)  Motions at Interfaces

Saino Varghese (GS Toyo University Japan)

High School Presentations on GEOSET

High School Students UK (King’s School Canterbury; Teacher Christina Astin) – Olber’s

Paradox: Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

Sebastian Klavinskis-Whiting UK (King’s School Canterbury; Teacher Christina Astin) Yeast

High School Students US (Mississippi School for Maths and Science Columbus MS –  Teacher Don Bratton) Immunology of Anthrax

High School Students US (Mississippi School for Maths and Science Columbus MS –  Teacher Don Bratton)  Real Gases

High School Students Japan (Yokohama Frontier High School – via Professor Kenichi Kojima) Producing Biogas and Identifying Bacteria

Archival Interviews

Russell Johnsen (FSU Professor interviewed by Colin Byfleet) – Historical Archive: The Benefits of Penicillin

Jeff Leigh (Sussex Professor interviewed by Jon Hare) – Nitrogen Fixation Unit at Sussex

Science Teaching Modules

Steve Acquah (FSU Professor) – Secret Science: Invisible Ink

Philip Schlennof (GS- FSU) – The Magic of Science

Colin Byfleet (FSU Professor)  – Logarithms – The Amazing Mr Briggs of Halifax

Colin Byfleet (FSU Professor) – Schools Experimental Project – The Physics of Crater Formation

Steve Acquah (FSU Professor) – Secret Science – Chromatography

Jon Hare (Sussex Education Specialist) Longboard Part 1 – Speedometer –

Jon Hare (Sussex Education Specialist) The Carbon Revolution Part 6 – Chemistry of C60 –

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex Professor) – Anaesthetics

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex Professor) – Penicillin

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex Professor) –  Triassic Fossils, Continental Drift, Tectonic Plates and The Theory of Evolution

Research Presentations

John Haycock (Sheffield University Kroto Research Institute – Professor) Polymer Fabrication 3D models Stem Cells and Neural Reconsrtution

Steve Banwart (Sheffield University Kroto Research Institute – Professor) The Weathering Science Consortium

James Marshall  (Sheffield University Kroto Research Institute – Professor)   Medicine and the Evolution of Altruism

General Lecture Presentations

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex)  Lecture – Science Society and Responsibility


GEOSET Facebook:

GEOSET Gateway:

GEOSET Some Specific Nodes:

GEOSET List of Participating Nodes

GEOSET Technical Info