Monday, 24 October 2011

DAY 1, Science Festival

Actually, it is day 3 but today was my first day as a STEM Ambassador this year, monday 24.10.11. It was a fun day and I spent all of it on the info desk second floor. There were a couple of chemistry events going on but I never got the opportunity to see them. The theme for us was computing and we had a chance to look around before the doors opened at 10am. The BBC events were fantastic especially being on a tv screen and then covering yourself up with a sheet which makes you appear invisible. It works with green and as our t-shirts are green it worked with them too, great fun! Also possible to conduct a classical orchestra and dance to given steps. Outside of this room, was a robot demo, some outdated pc's being repaired and then sent to schools in Africa which I think is awesome. Also some 3D objects to look at on screen and augmented reality with Marvin the paranoid android sitting on a sofa. Also one room had a programming for beginners sessions going on and there were 2 computer related talks today. Around 1.45pm there was a fire alarm which unfortunately disrupted things abit and we had a fire drill first thing when we arrived. When I say we, I only saw 3 volunteers today including myself :( Just 2 of us there for the whole day but I do sincerely hope that no more drop out and I get to meet new volunteers. It would be nice to see old faces too though I have the memories. I managed to take a few photo's of todays events and I lookforward tomorrow when I am working the afternoon session and then doing my first ever evening one. I'll report on this afterwards xxx

Friday, 21 October 2011

Manchester Science Festival 2011!

Well its that time of year again, and I am excited to resurrect my role as a STEM Ambassador at this years festival. It all begins tomorrow saturday 22nd October for 9 days until 30th October. I am even more excited as 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry so I anticipate that there will be an abundance of chemistry events at this festival :) Looking forward to being involved, seeing the STEM Management team and also working with old faces and new. It will be fab as ever. Here is this years festival programme:

Personally I am involved in this from Monday onwards, but will no doubt visit MOSI over the weekend myself. Anyway, whenever, I hope to see you there. Lets have fun! xxx

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