Full STEAM ahead for Stirling Science Festival

Lecturer Kerstin Doig performing experiments at home

Full STEAM ahead for Stirling Science Festival

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) will be the focus at this year’s Stirling Science festival – and Forth Valley College will be helping to make the free online event experiment a success.

The full programme will go live here on Thursday 15 October and run till Saturday 17 October, during the holiday week. It will include the amazing ThinkScience Family Science Show, fun and informative STEAM workshops, science Q&As, fun experiments to conduct at home, documentaries and much more.

Produced by Stirling Council and D.C. McNeill Consultancy in partnership with Forth Valley College, the University of Stirling, the Engine Shed, Codebase, Developing the Young Work Force Forth Valley, Froglife and Zero Waste Scotland, the event also includes the ‘Oscillations’ exhibition at the Tolbooth - more info here .

FVC’s Science Department are no strangers to helping bring science into people’s homes as lecturer Kerstin Doig (pictured) demonstrated during the full lockdown earlier this year as part of the Making STEM Work programme and funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund.

So they are looking forward to seeing how online visitors to the festival will fare with their Science Escape Room Challenges led by the fictional Professor Durslay and involving: eggs, birds, bottles, toothpicks, illusion, bridges, temperature and comets.

Fiona Jackson, FVC Curriculum Manager in the Department of Engineering and Science, said: “We were delighted to support the Stirling Science Festival and are all looking forward to seeing how our challenges will go down with the curious members of the public, children and their mums and dads who tune in during the exciting three day festival.”

 

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