The School of Mathematics welcomed Professor Robin Wilson to Birmingham on January 18 January to give a Popular Maths Lecture on the Story of π. His lecture covered the entire history of π, from the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, via Archimedes, China and the Middle Ages, to the Indiana court case and the advances of the modern computer age.
Engineers of the future descended upon the University to compete in the regional heats of a world-wide research and engineering competition for 9-to-16-year-olds.
The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. We aim to show students a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities available for a successful career in STEM subjects.
The College shone at the British Science Festival with over 30 contributions to the Festival's main scientific events and workshops and the Young People's Programme. From new robot technology to HS2 and the big bang, our scientists and engineers addressed the big debates and offered interactive activity to engage young people in STEM futures.