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STEM Festival

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START DATE 15 March 2016
START TIME 05:00pm

The Rickett Quadrangle, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 15 March 2016
END TIME 08:00pm

Robots and rollercoasters: get hands-on at the Middlesex University STEM Festival as part of British Science Week

Visitors interact with Bertie the hugging robotAs part of British Science Week Middlesex University is hosting a STEM Festival, offering you the opportunity to take part in various interactive activities and demonstrations, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The event will be a chance to find out more about our ground-breaking research and courses, and speak to the our professors and students about their work - from robotics to visualising DNA.

Highlights of the festival include:

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?

Meet Baxter – Welcome to the world of compliant robots and Baxter the hugging, selfie-taking 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 Rickett Quadrangle 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.

Loco-motion – test your stomach on our virtual rollercoaster





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.

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