27 Jul 2017
Biomaterials Summer School Success!
On 10th July, 39 students in years 10 - 12 from across the UK arrived at Loughborough University’s newest teaching laboratory building – STEMLab, to begin a four day summer school in Biomaterials, in partnership with the Smallpeice Trust.
The students enjoyed input from Department of Materials academic staff in a programme of activities, designed to give students an idea of university life and the subject of Biomaterials, led by Senior Lecturer, Dr Sara Ronca.
The students started the week with a team task designed to bring the students together and start them thinking about how materials could be applied biologically – they created ‘bionic’ arms, which encouraged the students to think about the difficulties in applying materials in a way which meets the physical needs of human beings.