Science takes over Valletta
Science took to the streets of Valletta this evening, bringing students together participate and share thoughts on how science can be fun and interesting.
Various student organisations got together to hold a science and art festival, navigating through over 20 events spread around Valletta.
One of the spots used was the House of Representatives which was used, at the invitation of Speaker Michael Frendo, to help Members of Parliament familiarise themselves with a number of the research programmes being conducted by researchers and the university.
Throughout Valletta, a number of information points were set up where the public could ask questions and discuss events.
Experiments were conducted by university students, who passed kebab sticks through balloons, extinguished flames without water and made Elephant’s Toothpaste.
Tooth fairies, games, and a giant tooth model were used to give the public oral health advice in an entertaining way.
Science in the City is supported by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme and the Malta Arts Fund.
It is co-ordinated by the University of Malta and Where's Everybody in partnership with Valletta Council, Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee, the Malta Council for Science and Technology, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, the Malta Chamber of Scientists, Notte Bianca, iCreatemotion, Lily Agius Gallery, St James Cavalier, Microsoft Innovation Centre and the University’s Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT).