TO CELEBRATE British Science Week and mark International Women’s’ 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, is 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 would to see people from across the region on campus 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 talks taking place.
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.
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