Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.
Visit the Sir Peter Mansfield Resonance Centre at the University of Nottingham. Sir Peter Mansfield, who still works here, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2003.Our centre houses a number of MRI systems, including the highest field MRI scanner in the UK. Pre-booking required.
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This is a community event to celebrate Darwin's bicentenary and increase awareness and understanding of evolution among the general public. 'Darwin' will present his theory of the evolution of species. There will be a range of activities exploring current topics in evolution and how genetics has enhanced our understanding of evolutionary processes. Activities will include a natural selection computer game, genetic code building with beads, creating genetic trees of species, and examining bones and fossils to learn about classification and morphological change. Other topics to be covered by activities include human evolution, adaptive radiation, and habitats and speciation. Posters will describe some of the current social issues surrounding evolution such as antibiotic and pesticide resistance, artificial selection through breeding, and genetic modification. Researchers will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions.
We’re planning an exciting week of events to bring science alive and celebrate Derby’s evolutionary history!
Enjoy hands on activities for all the family on Saturday 14th March 10am – 4pm at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road.
Opened by celebrated TV scientist and author George McGavin
For both kids and adults come along!
Workshop led by Dr Marion Hamshere, Regional Coordinator of the Stimulating Physics project, in collaboration with the admissions tutors for Physics and Astronomy from the University of Nottingham. The aim is to inform participants about the advantages of studying A level physics and the wide range of careers open to students with an A level in physics. This workshop is open to teachers engaged in the Stimulating Physics project and will also be delivered on 23rd March at the University of Nottingham.
This half day free event is aimed at teachers in KS2, KS3, KS4 and post 16 who would like to run an e-mission in their school. Teachers will be introduced to the e-missions and their use of video conferencing and will take part in an e-mission with the live link to the National Space Centre. East Midlands’ schools that have not booked an e-mission or Challenger Mission before will be eligible for the subsidised rate if they book an e-mission for their school. The event will also be an opportunity to find out about the other exciting developments in the Space Academy project http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/academy/
Dr. D. Fairhurst will give a talk on how time can be defined using the position of the Sun and why, at noon, it isn’t always positioned exactly South. He will introduce what astronomers call an 'Analemma' and present some work by a third year student on the topic. The event will include a tour of the night sky from the NTU observatory.
Workshop led by Dr Marion Hamshere, Regional Coordinator of the Stimulating Physics project, in collaboration with the admissions tutors for Physics and Astronomy from the University of Nottingham. The aim is to inform participants about the advantages of studying A level physics and the wide range of careers open to students with an A level in physics. This workshop is open to teachers engaged in the Stimulating Physics project and will also be delivered on 17th March at Retford Post-16 Centre.
Maths Inspiration shows include three interactive talks from some of the country’s most engaging maths speakers, on topics that will appeal to your Year 11s and Sixth Formers. This is followed by a lively Q&A session in which students get to ask the panellists anything they want.