Explore! will showcase research in biology, chemistry, forensic science, engineering and health from Sheffield Hallam through hands-on activities, demonstrations, crafts and competitions.
The free event will include tours of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) and the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC) as well as the talk ‘Fingerprints: a molecular tale of yourself’, and talks around net zero transition, artificial intelligence and social media, geoscience, and playing games with mathematics.
Exhibition stands for guests to engage with will also be present at the event from BMRC, MERI, computing and maths, nursing, midwifery and allied health professions, the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, and food and nutrition.
The event will also include the Zombie outbreak! discovery session, in which there has been a reported outbreak of ‘zombieism’ in the Sheffield area. It is the guest's job as scientist to help stop the zombie outbreak by examining patient samples in the laboratory to diagnose who is infected, which treatment to use and stop the infection spreading further throughout the city. Places on this session are bookable on the day.
Melissa Lacey, senior lecturer in microbiology at Sheffield Hallam, said: “We are really excited to welcome the public back on to the campus for our first Explore! since the pandemic. The event aims to be a friendly family-focused event that can be enjoyed by all the family based around the research we undertake at Sheffield Hallam.
“There will be hands-on activities, tours, talks and lab experience sessions. We really hope people will find the campus welcoming and have fun exploring the science, technology, engineering, maths and more that we do at Sheffield Hallam.”
Full itinerary and timings of the day can be found here and prebookable tickets are available here. Tours of the research centres and mini masterclasses will be available to book on the day.