The University of Wolverhampton annual two-day festival, Sci Fest 2022, is all set to spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). SCI-FEST, now in its tenth year, will play host to 1,600 school pupils from over 20 schools around the region on Friday 8 July 2022.
A family day will also be held at the City Campus in Wolverhampton on Saturday 9 July 2022 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.
Visitors will discover how engineers design super-fast cars, build structures that survive earthquakes and cook food using only mirrors; Foxdog Studio’s Robot Chef will demonstrate the worst way to cook a meal; academics will be showcasing our evolving planet from the formation of our atmosphere to plate tectonics and the water cycle; and there will be a chance to design and build a rocket powered vehicle and launch it as well as testing your sporting prowess.
Dr Martin Khechara, Fellow for Public Engagement at the University, said: “The Sci Fest festival is our way of reaching out to schools, colleges and the local community to engage people in STEM activities and get them interested in science, technology, engineering and maths.
“We’ve got a whole host of exciting hands-on activities for people to do – to getting up close and personal to a real-life racing car to taking part in some sporting activities to see how you compare to athletes. The whole family event is based around the theme ‘science made simple’ and we hope that people will not only have a great time, but also see how science affects our everyday lives in lots of different ways.”
Professor David Proverbs, 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 has invested over £100 million in new facilities for its Science and Engineering Faculty and interest in our STEM courses is increasing every year.”