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Women in STEMM Outreach Event 2017

11 December 2017

On Friday 1st December the University of Bristol held a Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) outreach event in the Wills Memorial Building.

On Friday 1st December the University of Bristol held a Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) outreach event at the Wills Memorial Building.

Over 100 year 8 and 9 pupils from 10 local schools attended. The day involved an exhibit fair with stalls representing each STEMM subject. Pupils had the opportunity to take part in experiments, play games, watch demonstrations and talk to staff and students at the University. They also attended talks from female role models working in STEMM.

The School of Experimental Psychology was represented by 8 volunteers (Staff, Undergraduates and PhD students). Pupils were invited to participate in a range of activities: rubber hand illusion, visual illusions, Stroop and false memory experiments, attentional bias videos, emotion perception training apps and a brain speed challenge. Animal brain specimens and human brain models were also presented.

The event organisers said: “feedback from school staff included how engaging, hands on and exciting the event was and how good it was to expose our young people to academia and industry from this age. It was great to see such a diverse range of representatives from across the University and to be able to offer so many engaging talks, demonstrations and workshops to our local young people.”

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