Our World in Motion

24 February 2012

National Science & Engineering Week - 13-15 March 2012

National Science & Engineering Week shines the spotlight each March on how science, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists with fun and participative activities.

A three day Festival of Science is being organised by Aberystwyth University as part of the 2012 National Science and Engineering Week. This is Wales’ and the UK's widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering.

More than a 1000 school pupils from over 20 schools in Ceredigion, Powys and Gwynedd have already signed up for ‘Our World in Motion’ which takes place on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March at the Sports Cage on the University’s Penglais Campus.

Event organisers are also extending a warm invitation to members of the public with the Wednesday session remaining open until 6 in the evening.  Opening hours on Tuesday and Thursday are 9.30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Interactive exhibits from the University’s science departments (Mathematics and Physics, Computer Science, Sports and Exercise Science, Geography and Earth Sciences, Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, and Information Services) will feature along with Ceredigion County Council, the Centre for Alternative Technology  and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Event organiser Roger Morel said; “‘Our World in Motion’ is all about showing the excellent scientific work that is being done at Aberystwyth University in a way that will inspire and enthuse people to widen their knowledge of science, understand how enjoyable it can be and how important it is in all our lives.”

‘Our World in Motion’ is organised by the Centre for Widening Participation and Social Inclusion (CWPSI) at Aberystwyth University. Contact Roger Morel for more information, 01970 621890, wpsi@aber.ac.uk.

National Science and Engineering Week http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/nsew/ is organised by The British Science Association and runs from Friday 9th until Sunday 18th March.