A 3-D printer will print out an artificial hand and visitors
will be able to walk through a large inflatable brain at the
University of Otago's latest Science Expo this weekend.
The two-day expo is being held at the university's St David
lecture complex, starting at noon on Saturday, as part of the
latest New Zealand International Science Festival.
More than 40 interactive exhibits would feature at the latest
free expo, compared with about 35 last year, an expo
organiser, Rose Newburn, said.
Many university departments and centres were participating,
including the design for technology section and computer
science department, which will operate 3-D printers, and the
Brain Health Research Centre, which is providing the model
Another event, next week, will tell members of the public
about Otago University research.
A free session of ''Two Minute Talks: Young Women in
Science'', will start at 7.15pm next Tuesday at the Wall
Street mall, in George St, also as part of the festival.
Twenty young women, ranging from undergraduates to
postdoctoral researchers and lecturers, will present their
science in just two minutes, event organiser Dr Angela Clark
Leading New Zealand women of science, including Dame
Elizabeth Hanan, Prof Jean Fleming and Otago Regional Council
member Gretchen Robertson, will also give keynote talks.