Discover STEM@Kent series launches next month

An evening lecture from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts kicks off the Lecture series in November

The Discover STEM@Kent series of lectures and events kicks off next month with the an evening lecture from EDA on Wednesday 20th November. The School’s very own Professor John Batchelor will be delivering the lecture, entitled “Electronic sensing with (almost) no batteries” on Wednesday 20 November from 6 – 7 pm in JLT. The lecture, sponsored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), will focus on how a simple RFID tag can be converted into a sensing system, and how it can work with (almost) no battery at all.

You can book your place now on Eventbrite.

The second lecture in the series will come from The School of Physical Sciences in December before the programme continues in the New Year, with lectures on a range of topics and from across the STEM Schools at the University of Kent:

December: School of Physical Sciences – Celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table and the Chemistry behind the Nobel Prize winner


January: School of Computing – “Promoting critical thinking with data” by Dr Tomas Petricek.


February: School of Computing – “Will a Robot take my Job? Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work” Talk and Workshop by Dr Colin Johnson, Weds 5 February, 5 – 6pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre


March: School of Engineering and Digital Arts – “From ‘The Crown’ to ‘The Lion King’ – the importance of visual effects in modern film and television” by EDA Alumnus Dominik Platen, Monday 2 March from 6 – 7 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre


April: School of Biosciences – “Jurassic Spark: can we really rebuild a dinosaur?” by Professor Darren Griffin, Thursday 2 April, 6-7 pm


May: School of Physical Sciences – “Using Chemistry to solve the Plastic crisis” by Dr Robert Barker

More details will follow on the upcoming events, including how to book your place. Keep an eye on our blog for more information.