Sunday, 11th March 2012
Members of the public came to Techniquest Glyndŵr yesterday for a Fun Day to mark the beginning of National Science and Engineering Week 2012.
Admission for the day was discounted to just £3, which not only included entry to the centre and the live science show – Slime – but also a range of other activities.
The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers were on-site with a huge Recovery Vehicle; a 32-ton truck used in the field by the British Army, plus an advanced Communications Vehicle. They demonstrated to guests how scientific advancements have aided them in combat situations.
The Performance Car department of Glyndŵr university opened their doors to the public for the day, while over at TQG, Team Gwawr were demonstrating their Solar Car with activities in the centre and the chance to see a large scale model of the car itself.
Visitors also had the opportunity to get creative in workshops run by the artists behind Clockwork Express, an educational comic which celebrates women in science. People were able to produce their own comic creations with hints & tips from the artists, and view an exhibition of comic art created by hundreds of local school children, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2012.