Around fifty Year 10 pupils from local secondary schools including Malet Lambert , Andrew Marvell, Newland School for Girls and Winifred Holtby are set to spend the day at Wilberforce College, this Thursday, in celebration of British Science Week!
There’ll be a host of activities happening to enable aspiring scientists from both the four local schools involved and the College’s science students delve deeper into the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and maths.
Presentations from eminent research scientists including Dr Martin Hegarty, Global Head of Science Research at BP, and Sean Rouse, Research Team Leader at Croda Chemicals Europe, are taking place together with hands on water-based activities from Yorkshire Water and Hull-based ethical cleaning company Bio-D.
There will also be a strong presence from Hull University STEM professionals with speakers Professor Phillip Leigh, Director of Business Engagement and Enterprise, and Dr Catherine Dobson, Head of Engineering, lending their support on the day.
Wilberforce Science staff are teaching Masterclasses in their specialist subjects and the ’Seeds of Change’ group, who promote environmentally friendly initiatives at the College, are producing a fabulous lunch of hand-made vegetarian pizzas and freshly produced smoothies.
Dr Martin Walker, from the College’s Science Department, a British Science Association member, who master-minded the celebration says:
‘We’re delighted to bring both extremely experienced and aspiring scientists from our local community together in a celebration of all things STEM. British Science is world leading and offers enquiring minds both great career possibilities and cutting edge research opportunities and that’s really worth celebrating!’