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28 April 2016


Year 8 STEM Expo


Background to the Expo

This STEM Expo is part of AccessHE’s Capital Access Project (funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England – HEFCE) which aims to bring HEIs, schools and local authorities together to collaborate on widening participation work, funded by HEFCE. AccessHE and four member HEIs (London Metropolitan University, Middlesex University, Royal Veterinary College (RVC), and University of Hull) have been working together with four local authorities (London Boroughs of Brent, Camden, Hackney and Islington) to organise this event.

Who’s attending the Expo

Thirteen schools are attending with 250+ Year 8s who will take part in interactive activities at the workstations outlined below:

Morning session:

  • Alperton Community School (Brent)
  • Bridge Academy (Hackney)
  • Haggerston School (Hackney)
  • St Mary Magdalene Academy (Islington)
  • The City Academy (Hackney)
  • The Petchey Academy (Hackney)

Afternoon session:

  • Arts and Media School (Islington)
  • Clapton Girls’ Academy (Hackney)
  • Haverstock School (Camden)
  • La Sainte Union (Camden)
  • Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls (Islington)
  • The Camden School for Girls (Camden)
  • William Ellis School (Camden)

 Workstations

Workstation A: synthesising polymers & generating light (London Metropolitan University)

Workstation B: Making a Simple Radio (London Met) + Finite State Machine Lift (Middlesex University)

Workstation C: Forensics crime-scene / finding DNA (London Metropolitan University) + Sweet….DNA! (University of Hull)

Workstation D: Oculus rift virtual reality (University of Hull)

Workstation E: Soft Robotics Arms (Middlesex University) + Novint Falcons haptics devices (Middlesex University)

Workstation F: Secret life of Big Cat (RVC) + Movement Evolution (RVC)

Workstation G: Animal athletes (RVC)

Workstation H: Meet the scientist/industry professionals + careers & pathway advice (All)

Science Buskers (University of Hull)