SCI FEST sparks interest in STEM subjects

The University of Wolverhampton is putting on a festival to spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

SCI-FEST, now in its seventh year of running, plays host to school pupils of all ages from around the region ranging from those studying STEM subjects at primary school, GCSE as well as A Level and BTEC levels.

The FREE two day festival starts on Friday 6th July with a day exclusively aimed towards young scientists from local primary schools and on the 7th July the University will be open to families who want to inspire the next bright idea or create a fantastic invention.

Both events will run from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm offering a range of free workshops, experiments, games and drop-in activities all designed to bring STEM subjects to life.  All ages are welcome.

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) has provided funding for the team to run a stall as part of the public engagement drive to raise awareness of Biomedical Science in the community and Biomedical Science Day which is being held on 19th July 2018.

Young scientists can touch real clouds, see the magic of science, hear science adventures through stories and marvel at the wonder of the universe in a planetarium, exploring every aspect of science and engineering Wolverhampton has to offer.

Professor Nazira Karodia, Dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University, said: “The University is investing over £100 million in new facilities for its Science and Engineering Faculty and interest in our STEM courses is increasing every year. 

“The idea behind SCI-FEST is to engage the community and showcase that science and technology is exciting and fun.  We hope that, as well as enjoying what is on offer, people will learn something new as well.”

Families attending the event on 7th July can check out the range of activities and book tickets on the website.

Dr Martin Pritchard, Science Magician, is pictured.  The video shows the University's Fellow of Public Engagement for STEM, Dr Martin Khechara, talking about inspiring young people to talk about science.

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