About this day
Welcome to our KS3 STEM in Action event!
Exciting news for all STEM enthusiasts! Our highly anticipated KS3 STEM event is coming to Salford! In three incredible sessions we will bring the excitement of STEM subjects to audiences using real world applications and future directions. We know that getting the fundamentals right at KS3 is key to later success and we want students to be engaged and curious from an early age. Join us for a half day of inspiration, exploration and experimentation!
Programme & speakers
Music To Your Ears Ruth Perkins, STEM Communicator
Uncover the mysteries of what sound is, how you hear it, and how you turn it into music. You will discover all sorts of unusual ways to make sound and music in this interactive, demo packed session.
About Ruth Perkins
Ruth is an experienced STEM communicator whose particular interests are the science of sound and engaging with audiences with Special Educational Needs. She has presented science shows and workshops at schools, festivals, and events all over the world.
The human guinea pig: Inside the NHS… and Tom! Tom Warrender, Medical Mavericks
Meet Tom the human guinea pig who has visited dozens of health professionals to discover the amazing careers you can get into with 5 GCSEs at levels 9-4! Oh… and he’ll perform some medical demos live on stage!
About Tom Warrender
Tom Warrender is famous for putting himself through real full blown medical procedures in hospitals & schools to inspire the next generation of health professionals.
Staring into Space Nicole Cozens, Maths Educator
How big is the Earth? How far away is the furthest space craft? How many aliens are there? We will look at questions that people have asked about Space, and mathematical solutions (not all right!) that people have created.
About Nicole Cozens
Nicole has been teaching Maths for over 15 years, and now works for the Advanced Maths Support Programme, inspiring students to see the potential that Maths has to offer. Nicole has also worked for the National Space Academy, running events exploring how Maths is used in Space Science.
Rap Science Jon Chase, Science Communicator and Author
Not only will Jon be hosting our KS3 STEM event, he will also be giving us a taster of his unique rapping skills as he blends together two of his passions, science and music!
About Jon Chase
A science communicator, author and science rapper based in South Wales. He has presented science for BBC learning on TV and YouTube and also co-authored books on The Science of Star Wars and The Science of Jurassic World. He has produced science raps for NASA and the BBC and in 2017 was awarded the UK’s Josh Award in Science Communication.