LIYSF 2022: Day 11

Welcome to a recap of day 11 at LIYSF 2022! Today was full of optional visits; everyone had a choice of various places to spend the morning. Annabelle and I decided to head to Cambridge, one of my most anticipated visits of the forum! We headed out nice and early for our two hour drive … Read more

Pollinator garden helping to repopulate the local ecosystem

UFV’s pollinator garden will help rebuild local ecosystem after the 2021 flood and heat dome. The kick off event for the pollinator garden was led by biology professors Alan Reid and Sandra Gillespie back in March as part of the UFV’s March for Sustainability series. This effort is a collaboration between a variety of UFV … Read more

LIYSF 2022: Day 10

Day 10 at LIYSF! Our morning started off with a group lecture about chemical engineering for the future from Dr. Ollie Folayan. He taught us about how engineering will have to adapt as the world moves towards cleaner energy sources such as hydrogen fuel and processes like carbon capture. In the afternoon, we had a … Read more

LIYSF 2022: Day 9

Welcome back! Today was a beautiful day in London, so Annabelle and I decided to venture out for some sightseeing! We started our morning at a beautiful coffee shop in the Westminster area for a morning coffee and croissant before our adventures. Prior to our trip, Annabelle and I put together a list of things … Read more

LIYSF 2022: Day 8

Oxfords or brogues? Welcome to day 8 of LIYSF! Both Rhien and I went on Oxford day trips today however, each of us visited different museums. I started my Oxford day with a tour of the History of Science museum. The highlight for me was an in-depth explanation of an astrolabe, complete with an exercise … Read more

LIYSF 2022: Day 7

We are officially halfway through LIYSF 2022! Today was an action packed day, filled with lots of learning, fun and songs!  Today was the annual specialist study day, a day where students get to choose a scientist to learn from for the day that is in their area of interest. The day was led by … Read more

LIYSF 2022: Day 6

Day 6 at LIYSF! Today I visited Airbus UK and Aerospace Bristol. Unfortunately, Airbus didn’t allow photos in any of their facilities but I’ll do my best to describe what I saw! Airbus has 25 locations across the UK and the location we visited today specializes in fuel systems, landing gear, and wings. Our tour … Read more

Agriculture welcomes 4-H Food for Thought Group

The Agriculture Technology Department was thrilled to host the 4-H Food for Thought group last month. Thirty-five delegates from ages 14-15 years of age, rotated through different activities at our facility. They toured the pollinator garden, propagation area, learned about body condition scoring of goats and about the halal meat market. Special thanks to Dr. … Read more

LIYSF 2022: Day 5

Welcome back! Today was day 5 of LIYSF! Today started off with a lecture demonstration by Steve McKechnie, a structural engineer and director at ARUP, a highly advanced engineering company here in the UK. He taught us about some of the fundamentals of engineering and showed us some of the amazing projects he has worked … Read more

LIYSF 2022: Day 4

Day 4 of LIYSF! There was an optional visit to Stonehenge this morning that some of our friends headed off to for the morning and afternoon. Rhien and I hung back and decided to do a little tour of London on our own! With our friend Martin from Germany, we hopped on the tube and … Read more