Wave Hello to Renewable Energy

23 September 2016 | College News, Science

Renewable Energy - lectures

As Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth relies on the sea and the opportunities it provides. City College Plymouth in partnership with the Institute of Physics will be hosting a talk exploring wave and tidal energy and its many possibilities in our seaside City.

Being offered to local secondary schools, home educators and City College students, the talk – presented by Jodi Walsh from the University of Exeter Renewable Energy Group – will take a look into the potential of underwater acoustics and the importance of ‘clean’ energy.

“The UK is surrounded by water with the potential to generate up to 20% of the UK’s current electricity demand!” said Jodi: “This talk will explore the exciting potential in using sound and the abundant resource we all take for granted just off our shores. The hope is to make wave and tidal energy a popular resource for the next generation.”

Andy Robinson, STEM Co-ordinator at City College, said: “This talk is all about the real-world benefits of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). The market for STEM-related job prospects is wide open and we will be looking to offer the local community a series of lectures to highlight the fantastic innovations and opportunities in the South West.

“These events also profile the College’s on-going dedication to these areas with the construction of our new Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM well underway. This new £13million Centre will help to drive the City’s productivity and economy by stimulating interest in STEM subjects amongst young people.”

On Wednesday 28 September the audience will get an insight into the life of a university researcher and a unique opportunity to be able to ask a physics researcher about her career. This look into renewable energy is available to everyone, however, places are limited so to book your place, or to find out more about future lectures please call 01752 305300 or e-mail STEM@cityplym.ac.uk.

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