Businesses in the South-East have a unique opportunity to become involved in the biggest single celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.
The Big Bang South East regional fair, at The Hawth, Crawley, on Thursday 5th July, is the culmination of Crawley STEMfest 2012, which takes place in schools and STEM Clubs and throughout the community from May to July and will involve thousands of young people, as well as their parents and teachers.
Its aim is to inspire the next generation to study and build careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and to develop the tools and techniques that will drive the economy of the future.
The Big Bang fair will be an exciting, fun event attended by over 1,500 nine-19 year-olds and their teachers from schools and colleges from all over the south-east of England, with over 25 hands-on workshops and shows delivered by experts from across the UK. It will also provide the backdrop to the regional heats of the National Science & Engineering Competition, which recognises the achievements of young people in STEM.
Supporting Crawley STEMfest and the Big Bang South East is a great opportunity for businesses to promote their organisation to the best engineers and scientists of the future, and to showcase how successful regional businesses are.
Companies can support Crawley STEMfest in a variety of ways, including:
- Sponsoring the Big Bang South East regional fair
- Running an interactive exhibit
- Running an activity or workshop
- Sponsoring an activity or workshop
- Volunteering at an event
- Contributing prizes (experience prizes are particularly popular)
- Providing services and equipment for the Big Bang South East regional fair.
Crawley STEMfest has received the backing of the MP for Crawley, Henry Smith, who said: “This opportunity for young people and companies to forge links through further and higher education is an investment for the future and has my wholehearted support.”
Ian Thornton, Senior Vice President of CGGVeritas, the main event sponsors, added: “Our aim is to be a positive influence in the local communities in which we operate. By supporting Crawley STEMfest and the Big Bang fair, CGGVeritas believes it can inspire future generations in an exciting and rewarding way.”