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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
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Events Calendar

all-day EDT Engineering Summer School @ University of Leeds
EDT Engineering Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
This residential course for Y12 provides a fun introduction to the study of electronic and electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computing at university.  During the course we will give you the information, support and materials that you need to make a functioning wheeled robot. What will you be doing? • Working in teams to build your own self-guided, unmanned wheeled robot • Testing your wheeled robot against other teams • Experimenting with friction, aerodynamics, materials, motors, ultrasound sensors, embedded systems and programming • Learning about a range of engineering topics • Meeting our students and hearing about being a student at Leeds University • Taking part in a full social programme Update from Headstart: This course is now full and applications are no longer being accepted.  Unfortunately Headstart could not offer all applicants a place on a course as places were very heavily oversubscribed.    
all-day Year 12 Chemistry practical days @ University of Leeds
Year 12 Chemistry practical days @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
The School of Chemistry will be opening up their undergraduate teaching laboratories to A level chemists and their teachers from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th June 2016. For more information click here.
all-day Food Science Summer School @ University of Leeds
Food Science Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
Our two night residential Food Science Summer School will provide students with a chance to find out more about the science of food, whilst enjoying the full University of Leeds experience. You will carry out experiments in our labs, learn about food science in a taster lecture and spend the night on campus in one of our halls of residence. More information about our 2016 summer school will be available shortly. Duration: 2 nights Number of pupils: 30 students (Maximum of 2 pupils per school) Suitability: year 12 studying one or more science A levels. The deadline for applications is 22nd May 2016. For more information and to apply please visit the food sciences website.



What did you come to STEM@Leeds to find?

Leeds Festival of Science

of Science

Thanks to all those who attended the Leeds Festival of Science 2016!

The 11th annual Leeds Festival of Science held in March 2016 offered an exciting programme of events to help enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all.

We welcomed over 130 school groups to campus to take part in activities including the first ever ‘Amazing STEM Race’ and taster days for Y12 students interested in studying Physics and Biology. We also enjoyed visiting schools to deliver roadshows on a range of STEM topics including ”Is the use of animals in research really necessary?’ and ‘Blast off rocket science!’. Our public programme included stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and the launch of ‘The Engineering Colouring Book’ (see more here) alongside events held on campus and hosted by our partners across the city.

Take a look at the 2016 programmes and our photo gallery below to see what was on offer.

We hope you can join us in 2017!