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The University of Warwick offers families a Slice of Science

From excavating dinosaur bones to testing out virtual reality, the University of Warwick is serving up fun for all the family with the return of a Slice of Science this Sunday (12 March 2023).

The free to attend event, organised as part of British Science Week, features a jam-packed afternoon of workshops, activities and experiments. It gives people of all ages the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The event, which forms part of a widening participation initiative from the University of Warwick, will include discussions and interactive workshops for visitors to engage with.

Participants will be able to join experiments demonstrating the impact of extreme temperatures on the human body, learn how to build washing machines using Lego bricks, explore space in a portable planetarium and get involved with programming challenges hosted by staff from the University of Warwick and students, and STEM Ambassadors from Jaguar Land Rover.

Photo caption: Children explore their surroundings through virtual reality headsets.

Amanda Bishop, Widening Participation Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, said: “The Slice of Science Family Day is a fun, interactive day that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. The event is filled with inspiring talks, hands on workshops and free food and refreshments.

“Each workshop and talk will be delivered by people who are experts in their field, it’s a wonderful opportunity to inspire children, and a great way to showcase the different ways people can enjoy a career in STEM in the future.”

Visitors will also be given the opportunity to enjoy a biodiversity walk around the university campus, led by Sustainability Champions. The walk forms part of a local Green Week and includes an online app to help people learn more about nature.

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University of Warwick press office contact: 

Pav Gill

Communications Officer | Press & Media Relations | University of Warwick 

Phone: 07880 175403