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THE Science and Technology pavilions is one of the busiest places on the Maes, promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to people of all ages.

With last year being one of the warmest on record, low carbon energy is the main theme with exhibits about a wide range of energy sources, including kinetic, tidal, wind, solar and nuclear energy.

And Bangor University brought back their Science show this year with two shows daily which delighted children.

The festival's Science Medal was awarded to Deri Tomos, Llanllechid, for his lifelong contribution to science through the medium of Welsh.

Originally from Cardiff, Deri came to Bangor as a research fellow in the university after graduating and completing his doctorate at Cambridge. He was appointed a lecturer in Bangor in 1985, and within 10 years had received a Personal Chair at the University. He has also spent time as a research fellow in Adelaide, Utah and Heidelberg. He was responsible for developing much of the Welsh-medium provision for these degree courses, although he faced considerable opposition at the time.

Accepting the award he said he felt "humbled to be among the giants of science" who had received the award since it was introduced at the Eisteddfod.


Enlli and Alaw Lloyd Pugh from Botwnog who came first in the Cerdd Dant Duet over 21

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Date:Aug 11, 2017
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