Warwick is serving up a Slice of Science this weekend
- Slice of Science is a hands-on science event for all the family being held at University of Warwick this Sunday 13 March
- Marking International Women's Day and during British Science Week it will showcase the work of women researchers in STEM subjects at Warwick
- Free talks, hands-on science experiences and lots of tea and cake
- Public can register online or turn up on the day
Have you ever wondered whether there were any other planets we could live on, or considered what happens after you have put that little stick up your nose for your COVID test? Fancy learning about slime or brain science – or wondered ‘exactly what is a tardigrade’? All the answers will be served – along with a cup of tea and slice of cake – at the University of Warwick’s Slice of Science event on Sunday (13 March).
To celebrate British Science Week and mark International Womens’ Day, Warwick’s researchers and students will be hosting A Slice of Science, offering the public the chance to enjoy a whole range of activities, demonstrations and talks which showcase Warwick’s female-led research in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Professor Margaret Low from WMG, University of Warwick will be running programming activities at the event. She said:
“A Slice of Science celebrates women’s contribution to STEM at the University of Warwick. It’s an opportunity for families to take part in a wide range of STEM activities and it also highlights the range of jobs in science that are open to all young people."
Amanda Bishop, widening participation coordinator for Warwick’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, organised the event. She said: “This is our second Slice of Science event at Warwick and this year it’s part of the Resonate Festival, Warwick’s cultural programme as part of Coventry City of Culture.
“We are looking forward to welcoming people from across the region to discuss dinosaurs over a slice of Victoria sponge or try computer coding before a cream tea. So why not bring your mum, your gran or your daughter – or bring the whole family, for a full-on science experience and enjoy afternoon tea while you’re here?”
During the day there will be a range of drop-in activities run by scientists and students from departments including computer science, life sciences, engineering, psychology, WMG and Warwick Medical School. There will also be fascinating talks taking place, including:
- Global award winning gamer – Anisah Munim
- Bacteriophages – Zuzana Paleckova from Life Sciences
- Life as an astronomer: the sun, stars and universe – Dr Lauren Doyle from Physics
- What happens after you shove a stick up your nose? Scientists from the Rosalind Franklin Megalab in Leamington Spa
The event runs from 12pm until 4pm on Sunday 13 March, at the Oculus building on the main campus at the University of Warwick. Entry to the event is free. Entry to the talks is on a first come first served basis. For more information or to register for the event visit:
Notes to editors:
British Science Week runs from 11-20 March. It is a 10-day programme of thousands of events running throughout the whole of the UK with the aim of celebrating science, engineering, technology and maths.
8 March 2022
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