This year's festival is totally online!
Sessions are either recorded or live.
Recorded sessions go live on Friday 16th July at 4pm and can be watched on YouTube at any time during the festival. Please sign up by pressing on the session to get the link.
Live sesions are live at the stated time on YouTube (unless otherwise stated). Please sign up by pressing on the session to get the link.
Science at Home - Microbes
How clean are your hands? As we can't be with anybody this year to carry out this fun activity we want to see your attempts at home by using bread!!! Simply use bread to show the difference between clean and dirty hands. We have seen over the past year how important it is to wash hands correctly.
Nano-experiments! But, what's "nano"? In this workshop you will learn what is "nano" and watch two short "nano"-experiments you can try at home. On the first experiment, we will see how to extract DNA and be able to visualise it thanks to its capacity to self-assemble (to get really packed! in an organised way...). And on the second experiment, we will explore a bit more what "self-assemble" means by creating sweet gummy beads, and we will understand why this process is so interesting for nanotechnology and nanomedicine.
Professor Andrew Morris, Head of Pharmacy at Swansea University Medical School, explores the fundamentals of nuclear medicine and radiopharmacy and an account of the fantastic new radiopharmacy facilities at Swansea Bay University Health Board.
Friday 16th July
This session will showcase what an exciting future in STEM could look like. You will get an overview of the variety of STEM courses on offer at USW, and an insight into the support students receive to understand the steps they need to take to secure a future in STEM.
Mae'r cyflwyniad hwn yn dangos i fyfyrwyr ysgol a choleg sut y gallai dyfodol cyffrous mewn STEM edrych. Mae'n cynnwys trosolwg o'r amrywiaeth o gyrsiau a gynigir yn PDC, ac mae'n cefnogi myfyrwyr i ddeall y camau y mae'n rhaid iddynt eu cymryd i sicrhau dyfodol mewn diwydiant STEM.
Saturday 17th July
Emma McGivern is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Civil Engineering team at USW. In this session Emma will talk about the role of the Civil Engineer in tackling the pandemic, rebuilding the economy and helping us to deal with similar challenges in the future. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about careers in Civil Engineering.
Superbugs! The microbial world at your digital fingertips...
Antibiotic resistance is a rising problem for everyone, but still so little is known about it. Be some of the first people in the world to try out our new website and be in with the chance to win some prizes!
(This event is on Zoom)
Using visuals, run and grab activities, conducting experiments and Q&A, I will seek to demonstrate how interconnected our world is and how we need to work together to ameliorate climate change. STEM Ginger Education activities will be brought to the attention of educators, which can be used in class straightway with no fuss.
During this session one of the leading scientists behind that test, Dr Jeroen Niuewland, will demonstrate how, in just over a week alongside a team of USW researchers, he adapted a technique that they had been developing since 2016 for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections.
Join Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show's resident science bloke as he places himself in grave personal danger for your entertainment. Watch in horror as Marty sets fire to his own hand and introduces the audience to the Pendulum of DOOM, featuring special guest performer Mr Spiky. Using some cunning equations, Marty explains how a bit of fluffy string can travel at 900 miles per hour, the science of seriously loud explosions and the maths of a karate chop. Will his steely nerve and a set of equations be enough to keep him from harm? Only one way to find out.
Sunday 18th July
In the research laboratory, DNA is extracted from living organisms, analysed and used for various investigations. Extracting DNA is easy! You can extract DNA with a few common household products. Come along with us to have a live demonstration of how DNA can be extracted from fruits. Together, Let's have a look at DNA! It is going to be great fun!
Welsh Science Quiz
Can you guess all the answers in our fun science quiz? How much do you know about science in Wales? Come along, test your knowledge and enjoy some geeky banter with our host Claudia in our virtual science quiz about Welsh science - all for bragging rights!
(This event is on Zoom)