School of Marine Science and Technology | National Science and Engineering Week 8th - 18th March 2012

NSEW 2014National Science and Engineering Week 2014

As part of the National Science and Engineering Week in 2014, the School of Marine Science and Technology is offering an oceanful of fascinating talks, demonstrations and hands-on activities to get people of all ages involved.

Thank you as my children are still talking about the blue velvet crab and the peppery seaweed.  All of the staff, students and volunteers were amazingly helpful so thanks to them for taking time out of their weekend for this.  Next time we’re splodging in rock pools at the beach and my children ask “what’s this” I feel a bit more confident that I’ll know the answer!!  Deborah Grieves

 

2014 Events List:

Sunday 16th - 21st March 2014

Rocky Shore Ramble and Dove Marine Laboratory tour
DATE: Sunday 16th March 2014
LOCATION: Dove Marine Laboratory
TIME: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
AGE GROUP:  Family Event
EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Join Marine Biologists on the rocky shore and explore life on our coasts. This hands-on session will be followed by a guided tour around our Victorian-built laboratory and aquarium. 

Café Scientific:  Oceans in trouble?
DATE: Tuesday, 18th  March 2014
LOCATION: Dove Marine Laboratory
TIME: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
AGE GROUP:  Family Event
EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Dr Sara Marsham, Marine Biologist at the Dove Marine Laboratory, will lead a discussion about human resource use of our oceans and what threats these might pose. After presenting evidence on the current state of our oceans, Sara will invite you to share your thoughts on whether we should explore and exploit our ocean resources and whether this means our oceans need protecting.

Save our Seas
DATE: Wednesday, 19th  March 2014
LOCATION: Newcastle University, Main Campus, Agriculture Building, NU Food
TIME: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
AGE GROUP:  Key Stage 3 to 5
EVENT DESCRIPTION: What fish do you pick up in the supermarket? We invite you to open your mind to some of our delicious recipes.  This session includes a short discussion on the current state of our oceans, followed by a cookery demonstration and the chance to taste recipes with sustainable fish sources.

Science Showcase
DATE: Thursday, 20th  March 2014
LOCATION: Metro Centre, Exhibition Space
TIME: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
AGE GROUP:  Family Event
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Do you have any burning questions you would like to ask the experts? Come along to this 'Meet the Scientist' event and experience a variety of fun hands-on STEM experiments.

The Shipping Forecast: Behind the scenes of Newcastle University’s Marine Technology research facilities
DATE: Thursday, 20th  March 2014
LOCATION: Newcastle University, Main Campus, Armstrong Building
TIME: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
AGE GROUP:  Over 12 years old
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Roll up for a tour of the School of Marine Science and Technology.  A chance for you to gain an insight into the research that goes on at some of the School of Marine Science and Technology’s specialist research facilities, especially the Towing Tank and the unique Wind Wave and Current Tank.

STEM Conference
DATE: Friday, 21st March 2014
LOCATION: Newcastle University, Main Campus,
TIME: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
AGE GROUP:  A-Level
EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Newcastle University is hosting a STEM-themed conference. The day will be run in the style of a scientific conference with undergraduate students from across the University presenting details of their research, along with poster sessions and information stands. The conference is a novel opportunity for A-level students hoping to go to University to study a science-based subject to gain experience of this form of science communication and to hear more about life at University.

 

To find out more about our FREE events or to book please email annie.russell@ncl.ac.uk 
Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

For information on future events, short course, projects and summer schools please check the outreach pages on our website www.ncl.ac.uk/marine/outreach

 

Pictures from last year's event

 
beach annie katherine and max
max with crab max starfish

Recipies from last year's event.