Event: Sheffield Hallam University Science Week 2019

Friday 8th March to Sunday 17th March


Science Week at Sheffield Hallam is back!

From the 8th to 17th March 2019, they’ll be offering a programme of fun, inspiring and free events that showcase science and engineering.

Science Week at Sheffield Hallam aims to celebrate science and engineering through a diverse programme that will fascinate, entertain and engage children, young people and adults. Talks, masterclasses, events and community activity, led by experts, will be available at the University and within schools and colleges.

They have a jam-packed week planned, with activity taking place for schools and colleges at Sheffield Hallam University and talks available within schools and colleges. They’ll also have a number of exciting and interactive public events taking place!

Off-Campus Activity
We know it isn’t always possible to visit the University, but there’s no need to miss out on their fantastic activity!

During Science Week there will be a number of talks, masterclasses and activities that can be held within the classroom environment.

What a pain in the back! – Professor Christine Le Maitre

Did you know 8 in 10 of us will have back pain at some point in our lives and is the leading cause of pain and discomfort worldwide? Around 40% of low back pain is caused by defects in the movable structures in your spine known as spinal discs. Prof Le Maitre’s research looks into what causes these defects, and how we can use cells and gels to restore normal function and potentially cure low back pain resulting from these defects in the future.  

Virtual Reality: How engaging content can aid rehabilitation and reduce pain – Ivan Phelan

While Virtual Reality technology is still in its relative infancy, it’s rapidly becoming a mass-market device. While the main market for VR is currently entertainment, an area that is developing is its use within a healthcare setting. This talk explores Ivan’s research into VR’s potential to improve rehabilitation techniques and support patients during painful treatments.

Fingerprints reveal more than you think… – Professor Simona Francese

Do you ever, during a romantic dinner, stop and think “I have left my fingerprints all over my wine glass!” or when you visit friends, are you ever worried about leaving a little piece of you behind on every surface that you touch? If the answer is no, you may want to re-think it, unless, of course, you have nothing to hide! This talk will take you on a roller coaster journey within the invisible world of fingerprints and their power to reveal your secrets in a touch.

Please email us at science-week@shu.ac.uk to book a session.

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