Exploration and Discovery: National Science Week kicks off at Aberystwyth University

13 March 2018

Hundreds of school pupils from mid and west Wales will be visiting Aberystwyth University today, tomorrow and Thursday – 13-15 March, 2018, as the University celebrates National Science Week.

The three day science exhibition Exploration and Discovery is organised by the University’s Centre for Widening Participation and Social Inclusion (CWPSI) and takes place in the Sports Cage on the Penglais Campus.

With more than 30 hands on exhibits and experiments to play and learn, the exhibition is open from 9:30am, with a special open session for the public on Wednesday 14 March, from 3pm until 6:30pm.

Debra Croft, Director, Centre for Widening Participation and Social Inclusion, said, “The enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge of our staff and students, working and volunteering together, have ensured the success of Science Week in the past.”

“2018’s theme is “Exploration and Discovery” and will highlight the breadth and depth of the excellent scientific work that is being done at Aberystwyth University. National Science Week is a key component in promoting the knowledge of science amongst school pupils. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase innovation and technology, and inspire the younger generation to take an interest in science.”

Exhibits this year include a robot maze, marine creatures and some mind-blowing puzzles and there will be an opportunity to take part in a science quiz.