The School of Mathematics at the Science Extravaganza in the Trafford Centre
The School of Mathematics will be taking part in the Science Extravaganza at the Trafford Centre on the 23rd April 2016 in celebration of Manchester as the 2016 European City of Science
In order to celebrate Manchester's crowning as the 2016 European City of Science, the University has developed an expansive and inspiring range of public engagement events and activities. One of these contributions will be the #scienceX Extravaganza. Manchester mathematicians, scientists and engineers will take to intu Trafford Centre on the 23rd and 24th April 2016 to offer visitors of all ages hands-on experience across a wide range of activities.
The activities will be based across the entire centre, including Chill Factore, Legoland and SEA LIFE, and will give the University a chance to showcase how our pioneering research is helping to make our city - and world - work better. The immersive and fun activities hope to demonstrate how mathematics, science and engineering are extremely relevant to our everyday lives, and are interesting to study at University for all young people, regardless of academic experience.
Participants will be able to programme and interact with their very own robot, try their hand at landing a place in a flight simulator, experience virtual reality and hold moon rocks and meteorites from Mars and asteroids!
The School of Mathematics will of course be present at this exciting event, demonstrating the mathematics behind the (seemingly) simple act of ribbon curling (which proved to be a bit hit at The 2016 Big Bang Fair in Birmingham!). We will be outside the Vodafone store on Saturday 23rd April from 10am until 2pm. Feel free to come along and see us!