Art & Science project Full STEAM ahead!

Science Oxford are excited to team up with the OYAP Trust to deliver a creative project designed to excite young people in Bicester and Banbury about STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.

Three groups of young people aged 11-17 will try out science and art inspired activities with Science Oxford’s STEM volunteers and young textile artists, sculptors and designers to create artworks to present to community groups.

The project was launched on Saturday 11th March, as part of British Science Week 2017. Participants tried out K’Nex materials, motors, maKey maKey technology, and experimented with wearable tech and conductive thread circuitry and came up with designs for an interactive tapestry. Their creations will be presented to community groups, including a disability centre, young people from their community and residents of a local care home.

The young people are part of Youth Action Teams (YATs) from areas of high economic deprivation, who meet regularly and take on creative projects and challenges within their local community.

Carmen Hoepper (Projects Coordinator OYAP Trust) said – “Over the coming weeks the groups will work with their young artists to complete and deliver their projects. We look forward to seeing the final outcomes of what is an extremely exciting and unique STEAM inspired project that holds young people and community at its heart.”

Science Oxford have also delivered family workshops at the OYAP Studio in Bicester as part of their season of STEAM inspired activities. Book now for our three day Wearable Tech Fashion Challenge programmed for Monday, 29th May – Wednesday, 31st May 2017 ! Mix fashion with science in our upcoming fashion and technology workshop for ages 11-15 as part of the OYAP Trust Arts & Science season. More info and booking here.

You can watch a film of the project launch session on Facebook here.

Follow the links to find out more about our STEM volunteering or work experience opportunities.

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