Date of release: Monday, June 24, 2013

Science DaysLocal schoolchildren will be learning science from the experts in a series of events held at the University of Greenwich this week.

Three Science & Technology Challenge Days will be held in the Stephen Lawrence Building on the Greenwich Campus from Monday to Wednesday, hosting schools from Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich boroughs. Over the day, mixed-school teams will undertake practical applied science and tackle technology-related challenges, led by a team of trained university students. Activities will involve electric cars, bridge construction, creating and programming robots, electronics, forensics and using E-FIT facial reconstruction software.

The Mayor of Greenwich will present the awards, with the overall winning team invited to the regional Challenge Final later in the year.

Meanwhile, the Medway Campus hosts the university’s popular Science Summer School, a four-day event aimed at students studying all sciences at A-Level. Aimed at giving them a taste of what it is like to do a science degree, students attend lectures, take part in lab-based workshops, undertake library-based research and prepare presentations. The workshops will be split into three strands: Chemistry, Biology and Forensics.

The Summer School runs from Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 June and is run by the Access and Partnership Unit. For more information on this and similar events, see www2.gre.ac.uk/study/schoolsinfo/taster-days or email access-medway@gre.ac.uk

To find out about studying Science at the University of Greenwich, see www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science

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