Tech City College Celebrate British Science Week with STEM Festival
As part of the British Science Week celebrations, Tech City hosted its first ever STEM Fest with a celebration of different innovations to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The event took place on Wednesday 15 March 2017, where students from the surrounding boroughs had the opportunity to hear from Tech City partner employers as well as play with robots, use 3D printers, fly drones, learn about coding and get involved in a range of science and technology hands-on demos.
Tech City College aims to broaden the appeal of studying STEM subjects at college by promoting careers and industry innovators who are creating solutions in the fields of robotics, financial tech, food tech, working with new materials, transport infrastructure and big data.
Keely Reed – Youth Worker from Dragon Hall, technology provider for young people, said:
“It has been a great event, where we have spoken to a range of people and had an opportunity to showcase our hub of technology, which some students wouldn’t have access to. We aim to bring up-to-date technology to people of all social backgrounds.”
Visitors and students spoke to a range of companies i.e. NASA, Accelerated Dynamics (drone technology), Space Studio and many more about their exciting application of technology to local and global problems. It was a great chance to see technology in action and talk to teachers and companies about getting started on an exciting career in STEM.
John Davies, Senior Researcher at Initiative for Interstellar Studies said:
“We have had students really engage with Space Technology and the Science behind it. The response has been phenomenal!”
Nasrin Farahani, Principal at Tech City College said:
“Through our STEM festival today we wanted to provide young people a day of fun activities to celebrate and to experience the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We had fantastic contributions from some wonderful companies who provided a diverse range of STEM based activities, demos and exhibits for everyone to take part in and get inspired by. As a STEM College, we aim to enthuse young people to study and build careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and to develop the tools and techniques that will drive the UK economy further forward.”