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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
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0113 343 7495

Events Calendar

2:30 pm The Platonic Solids’ Lesser Know... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics
The Platonic Solids’ Lesser Know... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Platonic solids need no introduction. But what makes these five shapes so special? They are the only polyhedra satisfying the following conditions: every face is a regular polygon, every face is identical to every other, every edge is identical to every other, every corner is identical to every other, and finally the shape is convex (roughly, it contains no holes or spikes). In this session, we will investigate some of the less famous (but no less beautiful!) shapes that arise when we relax or amend these conditions. The session will also showcase three of the speaker’s current favourite things: a children’s construction toy (Magformers), a piece of software (Robert Webb’s Stella 4D), and a rare book (Adventures Among The Toroids by Bonnie Stewart). This is a Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association event (www.ybma.org.uk). Non-members are welcome, free of charge. 2pm for a 2:30pm start.


Colouring book resources


Download and get colouring!

The pages from the Engineering Colouring Book are now available to download! So have some fun colouring in and learn about Engineering in the process.

Try them at home or in the classroom – just click on the pictures below.

05_Electronic 04_Civil 03_Software 02_Environmental 01_Medical 17_Structural 16_Chemical 15_Aeronautical 14_Materials 13_Energy 12_Oceanographic 11_Product 10_Mechanical 08_Geotechnical 07_Computer 06_Robotics

The Engineering Colouring Book

A collaboration between Leeds College of Art and the University of Leeds supported by the HEART Partnership (Higher Education Access Rewarding Transforming)
Single Point of Contact for West Yorkshire and part of the National Network for Collaborative Outreach

Original Concept and Collation:
Dr Kerry Jaine Baker, Education Liaison for Engineering, University of Leeds

Project Team:
Martell Baines, Progression Manager, Leeds College of Art
Fred Bates, Head of Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, Leeds College of Art
Dr Jonathan Barber, Educational Engagement, University of Leeds

Leeds College of Art Illustrators:
Adam Allsuch Boardman
Paul Brough
Will Grout
Olivia Newsome
Sophie Wright