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City University London is hosting a prestigious educational STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) event for schools in conjunction with
The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers.
The full-day event, planned specifically for school students, will be attended by
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor in the afternoon and the day will culminate with the
'Edwards Lecture' to be given by Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse, President of the
The programme will include interactive exhibits such as:
• Robots you can relate to
• Lego magnetic force microscope
• Laser height measurement
• 3-D LaserTech
• Fingerprint recognition.
There will also be an interview and Q&A session with Sir Paul Nurse in the afternoon, talks from Lord Ronald Oxburgh, President of the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) and Professor John Tyrer, Loughborough University. A programme for Key Stage 3 will run in the morning and will be followed by activities for Key Stage 4/5 in the afternoon. These activities have been designed specifically to promote STEM subjects in schools.
Measurement is an enabling component in virtually all fields of research and wealth creation. It underpins diagnostics in healthcare, the minimisation of pollution, the efficient utilisation of energy, early detection and forensic analysis of events for security and defence, transport efficiency, industrial processes - in fact all those aspects that comprise a sustainable economy. And yet it remains largely a hidden technology because it is, in the main, embedded - 'inside' products and processes.
Morning Session for Key Stage 3 Students - arrive at 10.30am / depart at 1.00pm
Afternoon Session for Key Stage 4 & 5 Students - arrive at 1.30pm / depart at 5.00pm
More information will be sent out closer to the event.
School groups can book using the red "sign up" button and individual students can sign up using this form: https://webapps.city.ac.uk/forms/22369
Please note: this event will be filmed. Please be aware that you may be recorded at any point before, during, or after this event. By entering the premises you are agreeing to give City University London permission to use your likeness, voice and/or image for promotional or entertainment purposes for itself and/or its clients, including, but not limited to web, television, film, enhanced CD and DVD distribution.
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10.30am - 5.00pmWednesday 6th March 2013