SCI-FEST sparks interest in STEM subjects

The University of Wolverhampton is putting on a festival to spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

SCI-FEST, now in its sixth year of running, plays host to school pupils of all ages from around the region ranging from those studying STEM subjects at primary school, GCSE, A Level and BTEC levels.

A family day will also be held at the City Campus in Wolverhampton on Saturday 1st July 2017 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, offering a range of free workshops, experiments, games and drop-in activities – all designed to bring STEM subjects to life.  All ages are welcome.

Titan the Robot will be putting on performances at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm; there will be Fizz Pop Science, face painting, forensic games, rocket cars on display, coding and maths games as well as a petting zoo with a chance to meet guide dogs.

Building games will be on offer in the Springfield zone where children will get the chance to make badges and buildings.  Science Shack is putting on a performance of ‘Blastermind’ – a Mastermind-style theatre show quizzing the greatest science minds of all time – tickets are still available.

Professor Nazira Karodia, Dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University, said: “The idea behind SCI-FEST is to engage the community and showcase that science and technology is exciting and fun.  We hope that, as well as enjoying what is on offer, people will learn something new as well.

“The University is investing over £100 million in new facilities for its Science and Engineering Faculty and interest in our STEM courses is increasing every year.  Our aim through SCI-FEST is to showcase the range of subjects we offer while at the same time offering a day of family fun.”

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For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: 27th June 2017

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