Last Saturday, Bangor University hosted a community day to engage with the City’s residents and showcase the range of fascinating research being conducted at the University. At this event, hosted in Pontio, three research students (Sarah Vallely, Harvey Plows and Lewis Dixon) manned a stall to represent the Nuclear Futures Institute (NFI). Well attended throughout, the community day provided an excellent opportunity for people from in and around Bangor to learn more about nuclear science and engineering – alongside the role that Bangor University plays in advancing research in these fields.
To promote discussions on aspects of nuclear engineering, the NFI’s stall featured an interactive robotics game; inspired by the remote handling of nuclear material, and a demonstration of a wire mesh sensor; which is used to study multiphase flows. Towards the end of the day, Harvey Plows gave a brief radio interview with a representative from Môn FM, who asked him to describe the NFI’s stall and to summarise the range of research undertaken by Bangor University’s NFI.