Cheltenham Science Festival 2015
Staff from WMG, alongside colleagues from the School of Engineering were pleased to take part in the Cheltenham Science Festival which took place recently (2-6 June 2015).
WMG ran a number of activities in the Warwick ‘What If? Marquee, including hands on activities, meet the expert sessions and special school workshops on a variety of topics.
The WMG line up included the Experiential Engineering and Cyber Security Research Groups. Jamie Mackrill from Experiential Engineering delivered a hands-on exploration of the power the sun can provide to school children and The Cyber Security Centre Team presented a series of special seminars including ‘What If…Robots are our Future Team.”
Greg Gibbons and Diane Burton showed a range of 3D printing activities; Emma Rushforth demonstrated robotics including the rescue robots - Custard and Cream and the Hexacopter research project. Scott Crowther and Onur Eren from the SME team showed how the Internet of Things would affect people’s daily lives, and Claire Dancer demonstrated how to engineer different properties of materials.
WMG’s Cheltenham Festival events were part of the University of Warwick’s 50th anniversary celebrations.