STEMLive is an event designed to give students a fresh perspective by taking them out of the classroom and immersing them into the world of science. The event this year is a partnership between First Campus, the Central South Consortium, Cardiff University and the National Museum of Wales. Is it being held on the 28th of June at the National Museum Cardiff with over 150 pupils expected to attend from a variety of local schools.
The pupils will be involved in a ‘Mission to Mars’, where they will take part in activities based around a range of STEM subjects each aimed at helping the students create and sustain a new colony on Mars. Past activities have included: investigating how honey bees are being used to identify plant-derived drugs to fight bacteria; designing earthquake-proof structures; and discovering the properties and possibilities of chemiluminescence.