For weeks, the University of Abertay Dundee has been scouring secondary schools in the region in a quest to find the smartest science talent.
As part of Dundee Science Festival, “Dundee Science Eggheads” will give the public the chance to watch S5 and S6 pupils from Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross schools take on some of Dundee’s best-known scientists, eventually crowning the successful team “Dundee Science Eggheads”!
The winning schools taking part in the family quiz show are Forfar Academy, Harris Academy and Perth Grammar School.
The “Eggheads” are Professors Graeme Walker and David Bremner (University of Abertay Dundee), Professors Tracy Palmer and Claire Halpin (University of Dundee) and Professor Martin Ryan (University of St Andrews).
Dr Alan Bruce, Principal Organiser and Senior Lecturer in Food and Life Sciences at Abertay University commented:
“After the huge success of last year’s inaugural Dundee Science Eggheads, we were eager to head out and search for this year’s top science talent lurking within local schools, and we’re confident that we have once again unearthed some of the brightest pupils in the region.
“We’re promising a fun family event guaranteed to amuse, educate, and possibly embarrass, some of our local academics!”
The event will be held from 7-8.30pm on Friday 9 November 2012 in the University of Abertay Dundee’s Main Lecture Theatre, Kydd Building, Bell Street, Dundee.
Although admission is free, booking is essential – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Notes to Editors:
The event is organised by Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Perth and Kinross Council and the University of Abertay Dundee.
Now in its third year, Dundee Science Festival will run from Saturday 3 November until Sunday 18 November 2012.
Building on the success of last year’s festival, which attracted over 10,000 visitors, this year’s Dundee Science Festival offers an impressive 60 events in over 20 venues across the city, including hands-on family workshops, science shows, lectures, debates, exhibitions and events which fuse science with comedy, art and history.
Dundee Science Festival, coordinated by Dundee Science Centre, is supported by the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council and Gannochy Trust.
Other supporting partners include the Medical Research Council, University of Dundee, Edina Trust and Skills Development Scotland.
For further information, please email email@example.com, visit www.dundeesciencefestival.org or telephone 01382 228800.