Thousands of students attended the 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition that took place from 10th ~13th January at the RDS. This year’s event played host to a festival of science and innovation that included a UL participation in the World of Science and Technology section. There was lots of foot traffic at this year’s UL stand with activities on Maths, Physics, 3-D printing from the School of Architecture and the biological and chemical science fields.
The Electronic and Computer Engineering Dept. were also represented with a demo based on the ‘Hot wires’ electronics set showing visitors how a helicopter-like fan can fly combining motor control and air dynamics. The sound & music kit was also another application, which also was fascinating to passers-by. The young visitors were particularly interested in testing out how to build these circuits and understanding their applications. Teachers and (grand) parents also wanted to know where they could source this kit to help with student education and for children learning/playing. Other stands in the Science & Technology section included Analog Devices, Cisco and Cook Medical.