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Professor Brian Cox hosts seventh summer school in Limehouse

PUBLISHED: 09:58 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:00 17 July 2018

There were 400 women students on day one, which was dedicated to promoting women in STEAM careers. Picture: Ken Mears

There were 400 women students on day one, which was dedicated to promoting women in STEAM careers. Picture: Ken Mears

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Celebrity scientist, Professor Brian Cox, ran his seventh summer school in Tower Hamlets yesterday.

Professor Brian Cox talking to students in a Q&A session. Picture: Ken MearsProfessor Brian Cox talking to students in a Q&A session. Picture: Ken Mears

St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School aimed to get 11-18-year-olds interested in careers in STEAM subjects – science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.

It’s hosted by Professor Cox, the celebrity physicist and TV presenter who specialises in astronomy.

Around 600 students attended the school, which took place at St Paul’s Trust Way School yesterday and Here East, in the Olympic Park, today.

There will be a special focus on women in science.

Students attended talks in between workshops to listen to engineers, physicists and biologists. Picture: Ken MearsStudents attended talks in between workshops to listen to engineers, physicists and biologists. Picture: Ken Mears

The summer school looks to address skill shortages in the STEAM sector, by inspiring young people using practical workshops, guest speakers and ‘TED’ style talks.

This year saw talks from Professor Cox, engineer Roma Agrawal and astrophysicist Dr Chris Pearson. There were workshops on 3D printing, robotics, drawing with light and engineering for disaster relief.

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