The Rickett Quadrangle, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT
As part of British Science Week Middlesex University is hosting a STEM Festival, offering the local community the opportunity to take part in various interactive activities and demonstrations, focussing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The event will be a chance to discover Middlesex’s ground-breaking research and courses, and speak to the University’s professors and students about their work - from robotics to visualising DNA.
Stargazing – Find your way around the universe using our DIY planetarium constructed from a geodesic dome and clever optics.
Mind over matter – Use your concentration to control mission critical tasks using your brain waves. You will access your brain activity using an EEG headset but how good are you at controlling your thoughts?
Robotics - Meet Bertie –Welcome to the world of compliant robots and Bertie the hugging robot.
Haptic feedback arms – Connecting the physical and virtual worlds. Can you feel the force?
Pop-up science talks – Middlesex scientists will be ‘popping-up’ in the Quad to showcase their work and engage visitors in their research and their fascination for science. Starting at 5.15pm, the 10-minute 'pop-up' talks will be taking place in the Quad and be heralded in with music.
Dr Kate Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
"Wearables…fitness or fashion?"
Dr Diane Purchase, Associate Professor in Environmental Health and Biology
"Bacteria vs Mad Cow"
Dr Andy Bardill, Associate Professor in Product Design and Engineering
"Stress: Tech, Death and Snake-oil"
Dr Steve Kett, Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology
"Something fishy going on"
Professor Ajit Shah, Professor in Bioanalytical Science
Dr David Westley, Associate Professor in Psychology
"The Science behind a Smile"
The event is free with demonstrations running throughout the event. There will be food and drink available on campus.
For more information on the event, please email Sheraine Rowe.