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Monday, 14 March 2011

National Science and Engineering Week 2011

The National Science and Engineering Week is upon is again, with a packed out programme of talks, debates and fun hands-on events for all the family. The University of Sheffield, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, local schools, museums, industry and commerce, is pleased to annouce a whole host of public lectures and social activities to show how science and engineering relates to our everyday lives.

Over the next week you could find yourself making your own DNA to inspire stories about genomes, or listening in to how Project Sunshine aims to harness the power of the sun to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today, or even £75 richer by proving your knowledge in the IET Quiz. Further information about all programmed events in South Yorkshire can be found on the Science Weeksy webpages or for a fuller picture hop over to the British Science Association's events page for information on activities across the country.

This year the University Library has put together a small display in St George's Library, where you'll be able to browse related material and collect an official programme outlining all workshops. We'll also be opening up the blog to a couple of very special guests! As the theme this year is 'communication' we're hoping to use a variety of ways to get engaged and so if you've any comments why not drop one on the blog, send us an email or even tweet us?

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