Teen highlights

If you're a scientist, artist or designer of the future, the Festival has plenty for you to explore! From interactive workshops to our 'day in the life' talks programme, teenagers will find plenty to inspire.

Age 12+
Zone

Envision zone

Build, discuss and think about your first steps into enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Envision Zone!

Age 12+
Workshop

Making moirés

Create your own hypnotic, wavy lined sculptures inspired by the patterns formed when two layers of graphene are placed on top of one another and given a small twist.

Age 12+
Workshop

Netagents: Find the hacker

Find the anonymous hacker! This game, inspired by escape rooms, will encourage you to use your German while boosting your detective and teamwork skills.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of two chemical engineers

Find out about PhD students in Imperial’s Chemical Engineering department and their days working on the PRONTO project.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of an insect mechanic

Hear from an insect mechanic who investigates leaf-cutter ants as they are the prime consumer of plants in South America.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of an astrophysicist

Hear from an astrophysicist who is using radio telescopes to search for the very first stars to exist in our universe, from 13 billion years ago.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a spoken-word scientist

Hear from a PhD student who is researching energy efficiency as a tool to combat climate change, and also writes poetry!

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a space miner

Hear from a space miner who is working towards making oxygen production on the moon a reality and using the technology to transform the mining industry on Earth.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a roboticist

A Roboticist’s day can consist of many exciting things – from getting small drones to fly on their own to developing software that allows mobile robots to find their way through unknown environments.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a professor of bouncy bioglass

Find out what a day working with Bouncy Bioglass looks like.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a metal chemist

Hear from a scientist who studies tiny amounts of metal and find out what it can tell us about our body and the food we eat.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a cell biologist

Being a research scientist is more than just wearing a lab coat. Find out how this researcher's day can link to not only biology, but art and new languages for science communication!

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a biological chemist

See how a Biological Chemist looks at many traditional disciplines and therefore wears many scientific ‘hats’.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Young makers showcase

Come and see some of the prototypes from Imperial’s Maker Challenge Programme and speak to the young people involved in creating these innovative projects.

Age 12+
Workshop

iCell

How can emojis help us communicate science? Explore the power of signs and symbols in science communications.

Age 12+
Workshop

Can of worms

We invite you to ‘open the can of worms’ in our interactive space on healthcare data sharing.

Age 12+
Workshop

Autonomous vehicle challenge

Using Lego Mindstorms and iPads, build and programme a vehicle to navigate around a cityscape without any human interaction.

Workshop
Age 12+

Build a mini-theremin

Go on an electronic odyssey to build your own mini-theremin and learn how to wire up the circuit that makes this unique, touchless musical instrument possible.