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Celebrate British Science Week at Middlesex University festival

Middlesex University is celebrating British Science Week with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) festival at its Hendon campus on 16 March

Visitors interacting with Bertie the hugging robot

Budding scientists will have the chance to interact with robots, learn about virtual worlds and use their brainwaves to complete tasks at the Middlesex University STEM Festival on Wednesday 16 March.

Between 5.00pm and 8.00pm visitors can meet Bertie the hugging robot, discover a DIY planetarium, solve the centuries old Tower of Hanoi logic puzzle and explore the connection between the physical and virtual worlds.

You can discover the latest technologies in biomechanics and how it is used to assess bone structure and posture, explore how researchers visualise DNA and how this work leads to treating diseases and use your concentration and brain waves to control mission critical tasks.

There will also be talks throughout the evening explaining the work in science that takes place at Middlesex.

All demonstrations are free of charge and open to the public.

Professor Martin Loomes, School of Science and Technology Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Middlesex University said: “We hope that the activities being showcased at the festival will inspire and excite the next generation to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

As well as enjoying the demonstrations this is a great chance to speak to Middlesex professors and students about their work in exciting and innovative areas from robotics to visualising DNA."

Here at the University we challenge students to push the boundaries of their potential to analyse, create and discover across a wide range of exciting subjects. We provide an exciting environment where scholars explore the important relationships between science and technology.

The approach of our School of Science and Technology is to put people at the heart of everything we do, which is why all of our teaching and research is focused on improving human life. From engineering to psychology, computing and sport science, we recognise that progress comes through human endeavour.

This focus on people means that students are central to our disciplines. They are the future and we want to ensure that they graduate with up-to-date skills necessary for a stimulating career that can changes lives.

This STEM Festival offers young students a unique opportunity to explore STEM subjects through a variety of interactive activities and demonstrations, delivered by academic staff and students from the School of Science & Technology.

STEM Festival
16 March, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
The Quad, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT

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