12th March 2015
Tomorrow sees the start of British Science Week and our Science Department has been busily preparing a whole range of activities for students to take part in. These will range from an Electron Microscopy workshop to a chance to share a solar eclipse in a live screening, with Professor Brian Cox providing some of the commentary; and from talks on Marine Energy and Conservation at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, to science demonstrations, competitions and other challenges.
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The event enjoys excellent support from our universities, governmental bodies, and big business. According to organisers, the British Science Association, (http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/), ‘the week provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities.’ The resulting programme of events is a hugely varied and eclectic mix.
Here is a summary of the fascinating programme that Trinity students can look forward to: