ONE hundred sixth form science students from Redditch and surroundings areas will attend Sci-Tech 2012 at NEW College, Redditch on Thursday, June 21.

The annual conference aims to extend students’ knowledge, show how science is used in industry and give students insight into potential careers in science and technology.

This year is the 31st year of the event and there will be more presenters and a greater variety of activities than ever before. The day should equip the students with all the information on whether a career in science is right for them. There will be two guest presenters. The first is Dr Mark Lewney of the Patent Office, first winner of TV’s Famelab competition and one of the UK’s most acclaimed science presenters. The second guest will be Jon Wood of Aston University; a guerrilla scientist, secret historian, indecipherable writer, and incessant science communicator. Mr Wood will be opening the event with a presentation on neuroscience.

Local companies and organisations will also be putting on exhibitions, lectures and hands-on practical sessions. The student scientists will learn about everything from medicine, forensics, and crème eggs to nuclear fusion.

This year’s presenters include Honeywell Hymatic, Rolls-Royce, Imagineering, Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell, Alexandra Hospital, West Midlands Police, Birmingham University, Aston University and Harper Adams University. For latest information on Sci-Tech 2012, see