Year 9 STEM day at Liverpool University

Year 9 Wilton Scholars enjoyed a superb day at Liverpool University this week, participating in a variety of STEM workshops at an undergraduate level. The pupils enjoyed lessons in archaeology, chemistry, computing and engineering, using the superb facilities at the Liverpool Central Laboratories and within the state of the art Engineering centre. The incredibly challenging tasks included using a £60,000 scanning electron microscope to analyse dichroic glass uncovered from archaeological sites, using molecular gastronomy techniques to create analytical chemistry beads and soldering circuits to make radio frequency detectors, to identify hidden ‘listening bugs’ planted around the room.

The students all thoroughly enjoyed the event and were enthused by the broad spectrum of STEM events in offer. Our thanks to Mrs Doran for organising the trip and to all the staff at Liverpool University for making the workshop so interactive and engaging.