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British Science Week at Middlesex University

STEM Festival - Wednesday 13 March

Join us for an enriching celebration of British Science Week on Wednesday 13 March as the STEM Festival returns to Middlesex University. An interactive and engaging event showcasing the array of STEM subjects and careers available to young people.

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Explore STEM

From captivating robot showcases to immersive virtual reality experiences, this event is a chance to explore, learn, and be inspired.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand horizons and have fun.

  • Challenge accepted: Push your limits with our state-of-the-art sports equipment. Let's put your maximal strength to the test and see what we can achieve together!
  • Step right up for the Motion Drive eXperience! Top of FormStrap yourself in, put on your Oculus Rift, and feel the rush as you embark on a rollercoaster ride like no other. Get ready to twist, turn, and soar through the virtual world.
  • Meet the robots with attitude: Ever wanted to command your own robotic crew? Now's your chance! Step up and take control of Myrtle's student-designed robots. Whether you're guiding them through challenges or just seeing what mischief they can get up to, it's sure to be a blast!
  • Unlock the power of your mind with our "Mind over Matter" challenge! Put your abilities to the test and see just how skilled you are at controlling your thoughts.
  • Delve into Disease – Diagnosis – Drugs: Explore how molecular biology and biochemistry helps us understand disease, enhance diagnostic methods, and shape treatment development.
  • Journey through our Media Village, where you'll immerse yourself in the dynamic world of film and animation production. Get ready to unleash your creativity and explore the thrilling array of roles that bring stories to life on screen!"

Two young men looking through microscopes at a previous MDX STEM festival event

We welcome school bookings in the day - please sign up for the 10am – 3pm slot. All other visitors are welcome in the evening – please sign up for the 5pm – 7pm slot.

Students activities and talks

A programme full of activities designed to inspire and educate in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Meet British inventor Ruth Amos: Award-winning British inventor Ruth Amos will be presenting “What we can learn from Popcorn Firing Doorbells and Jam-Firing Rockets” a captivating journey through the world of invention*
  • Robotics Workshop: Students can dive into hands-on robot building sessions to learn about engineering and programming.
  • Science Expo: Let students showcase their own scientific projects, fostering creativity and exploration.
  • STEM Challenges: Encourage teamwork and problem-solving with interactive challenges like building structures or solving puzzles.
  • Virtual Reality Adventures: Students can immerse themselves in educational VR experiences.
  • Live Science Demonstrations: Witness captivating experiments showcasing scientific principles in action.
  • Career Insights: Learn about diverse STEM careers from professionals sharing their experiences.
  • STEM Games: Fun challenges and quizzes reinforcing STEM concepts.

A young woman testing a VR device at a previous MDX STEM Festival

*The Ruth Amos talk is designed as a school talk and will take place between 12:00 – 13:00, with limited capacity we are inviting school groups to book ahead by signing up for the 10am – 3pm slot.

If you are a student attending without your school, please attend our evening slot - sign up for the 5pm – 7pm slot.

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