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University of Bradford offers fun science day
7:00am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
Youngsters can learn all about the chemistry of curry and watch car crash crumple zone testing as Bradford University holds a fun day for National Science and Engineering Week.
Extracting and analysing DNA, an Engineering Tower competition, building a Tower in an hour, learning about the medicine of bees and seeing a Robotic Eye in action are all part of the fun on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
The day comes only weeks before a £1.5 million laboratory is unveiled at the university.
New technologies will be shown by scientists and engineers through exhibitions, interactive displays and demonstrations available throughout the fun day for parents and children.
The aim of the day is to help youngsters learn about science and how they can get involved in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (Stem) subjects at the university.
The event is the result of collaboration of the three schools – Computing, Informatics and Media, Engineering, Design and Technology and Life Sciences – and showcases some of the ground-breaking work and research academics are tackling.
Janet Smith-Harrison, the project manager for Stem at the university, said: “The university is working in partnership with the community to improve the chances of young people and their potential. They can come along next week and see something a little bit different. It is about teaching children about the real world application of science, real jobs and real opportunities for people.”
For more information, visit bradford.ac.uk/study/visit-us/invention-and-discovery-day.