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The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC) offers a range of science activities to support schools, colleges and community groups to bring science alive and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
Kingston University was awarded funds by the Higher Education Funding Council to invest in the new STEM Outreach Centre and two mobile laboratories in lorries to offer science activities for all ages primary and secondary and adults. We can offer events at the University in the STEM Centre or at a venue of your choice with a Lab in a Lorry. With these lorries we are able to provide STEM taster sessions for learners in schools and colleges. For the community we can attend events and we can run science sessions for groups e.g. Girlguiding.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Centre is at the Penrhyn Road Campus of Kingston University. The room can accommodate up to 30 for interactive activities, there are large windows and doors on to the John Galsworthy courtyard.
There is an integral cloakroom to store bags and coats, a prep room to set up experiments, 2 large touchscreen monitors and plenty of exciting scientific equipment in the store room.
Kingston University has invested in two mobile laboratories for use by schools, colleges and community groups as part of our committment to widening participation.
The state-of-the-art mobile laboratories are part of a scheme that sees academics from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing working with University outreach officers to introduce pupils to innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities at schools across London.
Current activities include forensics, chemistry, biology, physiology, materials/properties and civil engineering.
Our fabulous Lab in a Lorry facilities allow us to bring cutting edge technology and science activities to your school.
Activities can be provided for any age group and can be curriculum focused or simply a great hands on experience.
Our aim is to enthuse and inform students about STEM subjects and the world of opportunities that can be opened up by
studying these subjects.
Dr Lucy Jones, Vice Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing