Eighty-five Swindon College students were inspired by a fascinating talk on cybernetics by Professor Kevin Warwick from Reading University. The aim of the talk was to enthuse the students and to raise the profile of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and highlight the many courses at university-level and the subsequent career paths available.
Professor Warwick is world-renowned for his research into Cybernetics and in his talk students and staff at College were given an insight into the most famous piece of research undertaken by Warwick: the set of experiments known as Project Cyborg, in which he had a chip implanted into his arm, with the aim of ‘becoming a cyborg’.
Anne Olesen, Aimhigher and HE Engagement Coordinator, who organised the visit said:
“Professor Kevin Warwick visited Swindon College and gave an captivating talk on ‘Becoming a Cyborg’. The students were really interested in what Professor Warwick talked about and many stayed on after the presentation to talk to him. The visit was organised by Aimhigher at Swindon College and the University of Reading’s Outreach Department with a view to inspiring the scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technologists of tomorrow.”
At the end of the presentation, Professor Warwick said he was pleased to have been invited to the College and very much enjoyed speaking to the students.