Sheffield universities back Festival of Science and Engineering 2014
A festival to highlight the world of science and engineering in the spotlight – led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University and also the city’s museums – begins this week (Friday 14 March 2014).
The Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering 2014 runs between Friday 14 March and Sunday 23 March, and includes 200 school events across the region and a programme of free public activities.
“The Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the world leading research taking place at both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University,” said Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield.
“These subjects are areas of tremendous strength and our engineering and science faculties, as well as our world-leading Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, are home to innovation and inspiration.”
For example, on Thursday 20 March thre’s a talk titled “Robotic Rats and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night” by Dr David Love, from the Centre for Education in Computing at Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Richard Walton, from Sheffield Hallam’s Centre for Science Education, said: “The aim of the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering is not just to celebrate the achievements of the past but to see, in the research and development of the present, a vision for the future in all areas of science and technology.
“This festival demonstrates the enormous richness of scientific and technical talent that can be found in South Yorkshire; not only in the universities but in schools and industries across the region.”