Thursday, 29 November 2012
Inspiring the Next Generation of Researchers
Well, year 11 pupils from several schools across Hertfordshire joined together to explore research at the University’s Research Exhibition for Schools. The special event, held as part of the University’s sixty year celebrations, aimed to inspire the next generation of researchers.
KASPAR, an interactive robot, designed to help children with autism to open up to their families and carers; they pictured themselves as an astronaut using a newly-developed video portrait system; the sky was brought to life by astronomers with a live link to our observatory at Bayfordbury.
Climate change, energy, engineering, healthcare, science and technology are just some of the areas where the University is breaking new ground for the benefit of people in our own country and across the globe.