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Discover Materials

Would you like to help solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world?

From tackling global warming, to helping people live longer, healthier lives, innovations in materials science and engineering are helping to push back the boundaries of what is possible.
A career in materials science and engineering combines elements of chemistry, biology, physics, design and technology to improve the sustainability and performance of the things around us by developing new materials and processing methods.

The future is what you make it, but it is also what you make it out of...

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British Science Week: 5-14 March 2021

To coincide with British Science Week, we are inviting people to Discover Materials all around them. Materials Science experts will discuss the circular economy of materials - from metals to biomaterials - and why this is so important for sustainability and tackling pollution. There will be a talk on how to make biomaterials from simple ingredients around the home and, later in the week, we will investigate some methods of testing materials at home and look at how similar tests are used in the lab to develop new materials. We will also investigate how different materials are recycled.

Visit our Eventbrite page to view the provisional timetable and register to receive the live links to the talks.

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Electron Microscopy Live - Thursday 11 March

As part of our British Science Week events, we are inviting you to join us for a live electron microscopy session on Thursday 11 March from 1.30pm.

Can you think of anything that you'd like to take a closer look at? Send in your requests via our Padlet page and we'll see what we can do to take a look at them live during the session.

Don't forget to sign up on Eventbrite to join us live on 11 March.

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