Welcome to issue 38 of


Aimed at young people and educators, we are proud to bring you cutting edge STEM research that sparks learning, teaching and debate.

Catalyst brings to life exciting real world projects, research and career journeys. Written by academics, scientists, engineers and educators for 14-19 year olds. Catalyst is published 3 times a year with free downloadable learning notes.

Welcome to another exciting edition of Catalyst. This issue explores how light affects our brain and how cancer is treated using technological innovation. We reflect on the harsh realities of organ failure and take a look at the secret world of mitochondria. Additive manufacturing is laid bare one layer at a time and we investigate futuristic cybernetic prosthesis. Join us as we chat with young engineers as they introduce us to their vital roles at Just Eat and RWDI.

Border Top

Visit our archive

Like what you see? Why not read previous issues of Catalyst magazine in our archive.

Exploring Eye Explore previous issues

Border Top
Border Top

Get in touch

If you have any ideas for future topics you’d like to see covered, please get in touch via our email:

Paper Plane catalyst@stem.org.uk

Border Top
Border Top

View learning notes

We have created learning notes to assist students and educators to further investigate some of the topics covered in this issue.

Asset 10 Download learning notes

Border Top