Join Dr Mariachiara Barzotto and Dr Paula Pérez-Sobrino (University of Birmingham) for this workshop -in quiz format- to explore the new face of manufacturing, and to find out more about how manufacturers truly design and build the future in smart factories.
Two teams of 4 contestants & audience will put to test their perceptions on manufacturing labour in the age of millennials and technology. Teams will compete for the chance to win Amazon vouchers. There will be also a prize for members of the audience.
WHEN: March 11th, 2017
15:30 – 16:30
Full details on their website HERE
Next year’s British Science Week (BSW) is happening on the 10-19 March 2017. It will feature thousands of STEM events and activities across the country – and you can be a part of it.
The British Science Association is offering two grant schemes to support any BSW activities that you or your organisation(s) want to run.
Applications are now open and will close on 21 November 2016 at 5pm.
Kick Start Grants
This scheme offers grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week. There are two options available:
Kick Start grant: A grant of up to £300 for your school to run an activity
Kick Start More grant: A grant of up to £700 for your school to host a science event or activity which involves your students and the local community
This scheme offers £500-1000 grants for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity. Our definition of groups that are underrepresented in science includes:
- people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)
- people with low socio economic status (SES)
- young people with anti-social behaviour, including those not in education, employment or training (NEET)
- people with a disability, defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term effect on someone’s ability to do normal daily activities (Equalities Act 2010)
- girls and women
- people living in a remote and rural location
How to apply
Applying for a grant is simple. You will need to register your event or activity and complete all sections of the form, then you’ll be offered the option of applying for a grant. Don’t worry if you don’t yet have all the details for the event or activity you are requesting funding towards – just register with as much information as you have.
For more information, please click the links above. Alternatively, you can drop an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Kahn, a second year Biomedical Science undergraduate has blogged about her recent experience taking part at The Big Bang Fair 2016. Read her blog report here:
British Science Week – The Big Bang Fair from Sarah’s Adventures in Science
On the 19th of March 2016, I took part in the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham as part of ‘Sarah’s Adventures in Science’. The Big Bang Fair aims to encourage and inspire young people to engage and interact with science whilst making the experience fun and enjoyable…