Events

  • From February 04, 2022 09:00 until February 04, 2022 13:00
    At East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX
    Senior pupils who have an interest in the energy sector have the opportunity to interact with global companies and organisations at the world-renowned exhibition and conference. Take part in our interactive STEM challenge, hosted by TechFest, before spending time exploring the exhibition and meeting with energy sector staff who will host interactive activities on their stand.
  • Starting on December 01, 2021 18:30
    Presented by Dr Michael Leach As we prepare for Christmas do we ever wonder where these customs come from? Here we discover the natural history of the holly and the ivy, the pre-Christian roots of hanging mistletoe and that turkeys never did come from Turkey! This illustrated talk reveals why the robin is our favourite Christmas bird and looks at the origin of the Yule log. Best of all, it reveals just why we think that reindeer can fly.
  • Starting on November 30, 2021 19:00
    Wildlife conservation protects species and the habitats they live in but how do we do this using DNA? By examining genetic data we can learn where species are living, what they are eating, and how genetically diverse their populations are. Join us to hear how the RZSS WildGenes team are using genetics to conserve species across the globe.
  • Starting on November 29, 2021 18:00
    Presented by Professor Alex Johnstone, The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen Join Prof. Alexandra Johnstone from the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen and local Chef Craig Wilson, The Kilted Chef, from Eat on the Green, Udny, to explore fresh, local produce to prepare a healthy meal. Craig will be cooking one of his fresh and tasty signature dishes and you can learn from Alex about the environmental and nutrition opportunities for plant based eating. The Food Foundation will join in the Q&A session to answer all your queries about a sustainable food system which delivers health and wellbeing for all.
  • Starting on November 26, 2021 19:00
    Presented by Alex Scott, Aberdeen Cyrenians This talk will discuss how Aberdeen Cyrenians has been tackling digital exclusion among those using our service. It will cover the positive impact of re-using devices, device gifting and how it can help to address social and economic exclusion as well covering our wider Get Digital programme. We will finish with a Q&A session about digital exclusion and the work of Aberdeen Cyrenians.
  • Starting on November 25, 2021 19:00
    Presented by Dr XinRan Liu, University of Edinburgh What if everything you could see; touch or feel was only the tip of an iceberg? Ever since the late 1800s, starting with Lord Kelvin, people have postulated that there’s more to the universe than that the most powerful tools of science can detect. Over the last hundred years, there has been a growing body of evidence to strongly indicate that our universe and most of the matter in it is indeed Dark. Come and explore what scientists know we don’t know.
  • Starting on November 24, 2021 19:30
    Presented by Simon Watt photo Paul Gato has been through a lot. He has been signed off from the university again. His colleagues say he has not been himself. He has been sending them e-mails filled with ramblings and Feynman diagrams. He said, “There is nothing more dangerous than being trapped between mirrors”. Paul might be losing his mind, but he might still be right. Dare you take part in his final experiment?
  • Starting on November 24, 2021 16:00
    Forestry and Aquaculture Careers Session – running as part of Forestry and Aquaculture Live Week in partnership with Lantra. This session is aimed at teachers, careers advisors, DYW School Co-ordinators and parents. https://www.stemambassadors.scot/event-details/forestry-aquaculture-stem-week-careers-information-session
  • Starting on November 17, 2021 18:30
    Presented by Professor Lucina Hackman from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee In 1912, the brutal murder of a wealthy woman at her home in Scotland led to a major national police investigation. This sad event was the subject of the Inside Forensic Science podcast where investigators and forensic scientists were asked ‘what would you do differently if the investigation took place today?’ At this event, join Professor Lucina Hackman as she discusses how she used her expertise as a forensic anthropologist in the podcast.
  • Starting on November 16, 2021 19:00
    Banking has always been a leading industry in the development and implementation of technology to support the volume of transactions and customer interaction from the introduction of ATMs and debit cards through to high volume payment networks. The advances in technology over the last decade have accelerated that adoption more than ever before and is changing how we all bank in the future and the job opportunities it creates.
  • Starting on November 15, 2021 20:00
    Why is it important we move towards a circuit economy link to resource depletion and net zero? How businesses are starting to support the circular economy with case study examples? How we as a community can support the move to a circular economy. What might this mean for future jobs and employment?
  • Starting on November 15, 2021 18:30
    Presented by Dr Ed Schofield, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen For over 100 years, pollen analysis – the study of pollen and spores – has been a key tool used for reconstructing past vegetation. This talk will explain the science underpinning the method and will outline how the vegetation of the British Isles has changed over the period since the end of the Ice Age (approximately the last 11,750 years). Particular emphasis will be placed upon the vegetation history of the area around Bennachie, northeast Scotland.
  • Starting on November 14, 2021 18:30
    Presented by Justine Royle, UCAN UCAN Chair Justine Royle outlines how the ground breaking charity UCAN has developed from its inception in 2005, what it has successfully delivered to date and what the vision is moving forward and what is required now for that vision to become a reality and maintain the organisation’s position at the forefront of cancer care in the UK and beyond.
  • Starting on November 13, 2021 10:30
    Presented by The Critter Keeper The Critter Keeper joins us for a virtual session, with his amazing Critter Crew, learn some fun & exciting facts about some amazing animals from around the world. Using live animal demonstrations, they won't fail to amaze you.
  • Starting on November 12, 2021 19:00
    Presented by Matthew Tosh Experienced pyrotechnician and presenter Matthew Tosh examines the science behind some of the fiery tricks used on stage, on screen, and in the sky, designed to wow audiences but also to keep them safe. Join Matthew as he navigates a world of fireworks, artistic flames and explosions which has some surprising science hidden within.
  • Starting on November 11, 2021 19:00
    Presented by Dr Olga Runcie, Somniance Ltd / Albyn Hospital It is not uncommon for teenagers and younger adults to reverse their sleeping pattern; staying awake late into the night and then feeling sleepy during the day. In this talk Dr Runcie will be answering the most frequently asked sleep questions by parents with the teenagers. Why does my teenager stay up all night? Why is it hard for teens to get good sleep? Why is sleep important for teenagers? Should I let my teenager to sleep in? How can teens get better sleep?
  • Starting on November 11, 2021 13:30
    Presented by Macduff Marine Aquarium Join Macduff Marine Aquarium marine masters for a look at the species that can be found beneath the steely blue waters of the Moray Firth. Our coastline is teeming with life; join in to see some of our amazing native species and get an up-close look at the critters you can expect to find along the rocky shore.
  • Starting on November 10, 2021 18:30
    Presented by Dr Michael Leach Little was known about the Galapagos Islands when Charles Darwin visited in 1835. But his discoveries there produced ideas that completely changed the way we view ourselves and the world around us. Today these iconic islands are home to some of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife. This is their story.
  • Starting on November 09, 2021 19:00
    Presented by Professor Graeme Paton, University of Aberdeen Reinstatement or remediation of contaminated land remains a significant societal issue. The definition of contaminated land and indeed the legal mechanisms to remediate only established in the UK in the year 2000. Rivers had been protected for a century and clean air legislation had been established 5 decades before yet contaminating soil has been a consequence of industrialization activities since the 18th century. The problem is widespread with an estimated quarter million contaminated sites across the UK. In the early 2000s when there were high economic growth and a positive demand for housing retail and industrial zones developers were capable and willing to invest in land remediation. Today there is still the same urgency for mediation, but land values and development opportunities are fewer and more recently defined. In this presentation the definition of contaminated land and its context is considered. Three set of examples effectiveness of remedial techniques and in particular the sustainability is considered. Can previously high-cost techniques be modified to suit current economic constraints yet offer the same level of environmental and human protection? The line is on technology and innovation to harness these opportunities to face the challenges ahead especially as land and indeed soil become a component part of the climate crisis.
  • Starting on November 08, 2021 19:00
    Presented by Professor Neil Vargesson, University of Aberdeen Thalidomide was withdrawn from world markets 60 years ago in November 1961. This was due to it being determined to have caused thousands of birth defects in children worldwide, following its use to treat morning sickness in early pregnancy. Thalidomide is now used again today to treat, successfully, a variety of conditions. What do we know about how it works? How did it cause birth defects? Why and what is used for today? Will it ever be safe?

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