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STEM Celebration Day

STEM Celebration DayPortsmouth University are inviting local schools to each bring 10 students to participate in an interactive STEM celebration day at the University of Portsmouth. The event will be held at Portsmouth University in conjunction with the Winchester Science Centre on Wednesday 15th July 2015.

 

This free event, aims to celebrate students’ achievements, inspire them to continue STEM subjects at GCSE and ‘A’ level, and have a great time in the process! School students will meet university students, researchers and local STEM Ambassadors and find out about some exciting STEM projects.

 

The students will be asked to present a recent STEM project or favourite STEM concept, demonstration or experiment at the event. Students can present their work in groups of 5 or 10. Time will be given at the beginning of the day to set up their stands. Work at all levels is most welcome, including favourite class and STEM club activities and CREST Award projects.

 

The day will include:

  • STEM Activities led by academics at the University of Portsmouth involving Raspberry Pi, a mobile Planetarium and more!
  • Experiments with Scanning Electron Microscopy, led by the Mary Rose Centre
  • BAE Systems Roadshow
  • An special introduction to a Mars Rover
  • Students will present and compare each other’s work at a poster show, they will also be able to visit stands from local STEM employers to learn about how local industries apply STEM ideas.

 

University students will act as guides on the day, giving school students the opportunity to find out about university life.

 

If you are Year 7-9 and are interested in attending this day, please see Mrs Ramsey in Science.