University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering to showcase Spark Engineering Display for one-day science extravaganza highlighting world-changing research.
Skeletons, robots and life-size terracotta warriors will be among the fascinating figures greeting visitors at an extraordinary one-day science showcase hosted by the University of Lincoln on September 30th.
More than 40 scientific workshops, talks and exhibitions will take place as part of the action-packed LiGHTS Nights (Lincoln – Get Hold of Tech and Science) event, which will invite people of all ages to learn more about research projects that are changing the world we live in today.
LiGHTS Nights – a celebration of how science and technology impacts on our daily lives –will take place on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus and in venues across the city.
Senior Lecturer Dr Colin Dowding will host a ‘Spark Engineering Display’ from 12pm till 9pm in the Engineering Foyer, Brayford Campus. This interactive display of hands-on activities will show how fundamental relationships within Engineering affect our everyday lives.
Find out how engineering research projects from within Lincoln School of Engineering is impacting on the city and wider society with its ongoing research.
European Researchers’ Night is an annual Europe-wide initiative that takes place on the last Friday of September. The Lincoln showcase is one of more than 250 events occurring simultaneously in major cities across the continent this year, each inviting members of the public to meet ‘heroes of science’; the researchers from different disciplines whose work has the potential to change our world.
LiGHTS Nights will see academics from the University’s Colleges of Science, Arts and Social Science present their pioneering studies and invite visitors to become scientists for the day by participating in a range of different activities and experiments.
The programme of events, which features exhibitions, tours, public lectures, workshops, screenings and performances, begins at 11am and runs until 10pm. Visitors are encouraged to attend several events and make the most of the variety of activities on offer.
Visitors to LiGHTS Nights will also be introduced to Lincoln’s ensemble cast of robots – the focus of exciting studies into artificial intelligence – and invited to experience the latest developments in Virtual Reality, the technology trend taking the world by storm.
The European Researchers’ Night initiative is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions. LiGHTS Nights 2016 is Lincoln’s first participation in the initiative and further funding has been secured for the University to take part again in 2017.