Science event to inspire girls

A free event to raise aspirations and awareness of STEM subjects among primary school girls will be held at the University of Wolverhampton.

Girls 4 Science on 13-14 June 2017 will feature hands-on workshops and activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. 

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The two-day event at the University’s City Campus is aimed at girls aged 9-11 (Years 5 and 6).  

Dr Josephine Chen-Wilson, from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, said: “Girls 4 Science aims to broaden the understanding of science and instil the idea that science is for everyone. We want to inspire more girls to take up STEM subjects and consider studying these at university in the future.

“Pupils will get a chance to be in university surroundings and be accompanied by their science buddies, who will be students in Psychology and STEM subjects at the University. Pupils will also be given the chance to wear the ‘Children’s University’ graduation gowns at the Chancellor’s Hall, which will be a great opportunity to take some photos.”

The event will be from 9.30am-2.30pm.

A video of last year’s event is available: https://goo.gl/yxe6uQ

Any schools needing more information and to book places, can email: FEHWOutreach@wlv.ac.uk.  

A maximum of 30 pupils per school will be allowed for initial booking.

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Thursday, 1 June 2017

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