More in store at University’s SciFest

The festival, in its third year, is a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) which culminates in a free family day on Saturday 5 July 2014.

Wolverhampton Wanderers representatives including the club’s Mascot ‘Wolfie’ are set be attending the event showcasing their League One championship trophy.

Students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in South Africa will also be attending with their SA-built 'Formula' car which raced in Silverstone as part of the international Formula Student motorsport competition in 2012.

Other guest stars already confirmed include; Titan the Robot, former children’s Television Presenter Johnny Ball, the BBC One Show’s resident Scientist and Inventor Dr Marty Jopson and former Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin.

Dr Derek Walton, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University, said: “SciFest Saturday has grown once again, with a wider-range of activities across the site.

“We are delighted that so many have enjoyed the events so far and looking forward to families learning and enjoying SciFest Saturday.

“Everyone is welcome and we recommend that the full day is required to experience the range of activities we have in store for the whole family to enjoy.”

Over the past week, 40 schools have attended the university including; Lapal Primary School, St Michaels Catholic Primary School, High Arcal Comprehensive Secondary School, Black Country UTC and many more.

Local MP’s Paul Uppal, MP Wolverhampton South West and Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North will be speaking to primary school children at the science and engineering festival on Friday 4 July.

SciFest family day takes place on Saturday 5 July, starting at 10 am and ending at 4pm at the University’s city campus.

The festival is run in association with the Telford Manufacturing Partnership, The Black Country Skills Factory and PayCare.

The event is open to the general public with free admission. More information.

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For more information please contact Danielle Taylor in the Media Relations Office on
01902 322448

Date Issued: 3 July 2014

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