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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace


T: 0113 343 7495

Welcome to STEM@Leeds!

We’re all about inspiring young people to engage with STEM subjects through summer schools, workshops, events and the Leeds Festival of Science, plus a lot more!

Visit our subject pages to learn more about what’s on offer from STEM@Leeds Outreach Team at the University of Leeds.

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Events Calendar

7:00 pm Learning from Young Mathematicians @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Learning from Young Mathematicians @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Dr Jennie Golding  President, The Mathematical Association, 2016-17 Learning from Young Mathematicians Wednesday 8th February, 7pm for 7:30pm start One of the great joys of teaching mathematics is what we can learn from those we ‘teach’. Join me in exploring some intriguing, humbling and sometimes wacky lessons from my own students. What are the wider implications for us as teachers? How and why should we develop and nurture classrooms which are genuine mathematical communities for both students and teachers? Public visitor parking is available on campus after 5pm on a ‘pay on exit’ basis – details can be found at http://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/ This is a Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association event (www.ybma.org.uk).  Non-members are welcome.  Please bring the sessions to the attention of your colleagues and friends.  Our meetings are very friendly and include refreshments.  Anyone who would like to be added to the YBMA email list should send their name and email address to a.slomson@leeds.ac.uk.  
4:30 pm Cosmic Dust – From Stars to Climate @ University of Leeds
Cosmic Dust – From Stars to Climate @ University of Leeds
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm
Cosmic Dust – From Stars to Climate Speaker: Professor John Plane, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds Date & Venue: Wednesday 15th February, 16:30, LG.06 Liberty Building This lecture will showcase the research undertaken through the CODITA ERC Advanced Grant project, exploring the origins of cosmic dust and its impacts on the Earth’s atmosphere. Topics covered will include: the generation of dust around dying giant stars; formation of new stars and planets; comets and asteroids as the current source of dust around the Earth; and the challenge of determining the quantity of cosmic dust that enters the Earth’s atmosphere each day. Significant impacts of dust include: the formation of metallic layers which affect radio communications to space; “night-shining” clouds which are an early warning of climate change; the freezing of ice clouds in the stratosphere which deplete the ozone layer; and fertilization of the ocean around Antarctica by cosmic iron. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ercscience2-public-lecture-cosmic-dust-from-stars-to-climate-tickets-30853690218   The lectures are free to attend but registration is required. Please click the links above to book your place. If schools would like to make a group booking please contact Anna Harrold directly at a.l.harrold@leeds.ac.uk
all-day Leeds Festival of Science 2017 @ Leeds
Leeds Festival of Science 2017 @ Leeds
Mar 4 – Mar 31 all-day
The annual Leeds Festival of Science – now in its 12th year – offers an exciting programme of events to help enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all. Schools can join us for just one session or make a day of it, and our public events run throughout evenings and weekends. There is always a wide range of topics offered, covering many areas of science, maths, engineering, geology, geography, sports science and careers. Be sure to check out the schools programme and the public programme to see what’s on offer.