Science and Engineering Day 16 March 2013
Winner of the The British Science Association's Best Engineering Event 2009
The University of Southampton’s award winning Science and Engineering Day will take place on 16 March 2013 at 10:30-16:30hrs. It will take place on the Highfield Campus. Please be aware that there are currently roadworks on Burgess Road between The Avenue and University Road . Please ensure you allow for this when you plan your journey. Parking will be available as usual on the University campus at Hampton car park, accessible from Broadlands Road. Click here for a map of the campus and further information.
Click here to watch a highlights video from last year's event. Science and Engineering Day is a collection of fascinating exhibitions, interactive displays and talks and demonstrations at Science and Engineering Day at the Highfield Campus, University Road. Bring the whole family to discover more!
Check the list below to see the exciting activities and shows that will take place this year:
Health Zone – Discover how our scientists are working to kill cancer cells, what your muscles look like, and how bones are affected during pregnancy
Light Zone – Watch the dazzling professional laser light display created by powerful lasers and communicate on a Light Wave.
Chemistry Zone - Make slime and silly putty, and find out how you smell things with your nose, and how perfumes are extracted from everyday ingredients.
Sustainability Zone - Find out more about some of the challenges and recent advances in developing new fuel types, sustainable energy sources and new technologies at the heart of these global issues. Discover fascinating facts about the food we waste, and how far it has come before it gets into our kitchens.
Biotechnology Zone – Find out about the importance of bacteria in our lives, and how your genes are decoded to make proteins.
Imaging Zone – Find out about all the different imaging techniques available to our scientists, from microscopy, to CT scanning, and X-rays. Learn how these imaging techniques help drive our research.
Technology Zone – Nowadays, technology is about interacting with people. From developing the web science of on-line communities to the lab-on-a-chip for manipulating single living cells, we are developing new systems that will directly benefit individuals. In the technology zone you can build your own electronic device, program your own game or animation, and set our robots off in search of "food".
Engineering Zone - Visit the engineering zone to find out about space junk, 3D-printing, traffic control and how bridges stay up. Construct your own bridge and see what weight it can take!
Mind Zone - Learn about your brain and find out how it works!
Back by popular demand:
This event is free of charge. There will also be an opportunity to enter a competition to win a variety of exciting prizes.
Please note: children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Multidisciplinary Research Week
This year, Multidisciplinary Research Week at the University of Southampton is running concurrently to Southampton Science & Engineering Festival. To find out more please see the Multidisciplinary website.
QuestionTime event in association with Multidisciplinary Research Week and TEAtime
We will be running one of our TEAtime events for A level students on Wednesday 20th March, on the theme Invention & Discovery
Public Lecture – Wednesday 20th March
Dr Helen Czerski
Future Cities Residential (in association with Smallpeice trust)
Solent Big Bang Fair
Brain Awareness Week 11 – 17 March 2013
National Science & Engineering Week 14 – 24 March 2013