Next week marks the start of the 2009 National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW). It is a 'ten day celebration of science, engineering and technology' running from March 6th to March 15th as part of the Science: So what? - so everything campaign.
The NSEW website has an extensive list of events linking to a Google Map of activity locations and you can register your participation online. Sheffield has a number of events listed ranging from PopMaths Quizzes to a Rock around the General Cemetery, which are mostly open for the general public to attend. Sheffield University are taking part in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam, local schools, museums, industry and commerce and playing host to the MBB departmental society's celebration of Darwin's 200th birthday. The next lecture is scheduled for March 13th entitled It's not Darwin's or Wallace's Theory by Dr Wainwright and is being held at Firth Hall.
There really is something for everyone and so it's worth checking your diaries and getting to as many of these events as possible. You can keep up-to-date with what's happening with the NSEW or ScienceSoWhat Twitter feeds:
And finally... just for fun and a little inspiration, here's a short video from the IET: