Hun­dreds to en­joy STEM festival

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Business Telegraph -

Pe­ter­bor­ough’s first free Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics (STEM) Festival takes place on Saturday. The festival aims to in­spire younger peo­ple to con­sider a ca­reer in STEM-re­lated sub­jects. More than 500 peo­ple have al­ready signed up to take part. The festival is or­gan­ised by Dig­i­tal Peo­ple in Pe­ter­bor­ough (DPiP), a non-profit com­mu­nity group, with sup­port from Pe­ter­bor­ough City Coun­cil and Al­lia Fu­ture Busi­ness Cen­tre. The main events will take place at the Al­lia Fu­ture Busi­ness Cen­tre, lo­cated be­hind the ABAX Sta­dium, in Lon­don Road, from 10am to 4pm. Tia Lush, an or­gan­iser, said: “We have an amaz­ing line-up of speak­ers, work­shops and other ac­tiv­i­ties, cov­er­ing sub­jects as di­verse as mis­sions into space,ro­bot­ics and com­puter cod­ing. “This is about in­spir­ing younger peo­ple to get in­volved in science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, and maths, and to be­come to­mor­row’s in­no­va­tors.” She added: “The festival gives par­tic­i­pants the op­por­tu­nity to ob­tain hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence, and to meet some fan­tas­tic role mod­els.” Work­shops in­clude solv­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems, an in­ter­ac­tive and in­spi­ra­tional work­shop with women in STEM; build­ing your own hand­held games con­troller; in­ter­ac­tive science and en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­i­ments; and chal­lenges based on Minecraft. For de­tails visit www. pe­ter­bor­ough­stem­fes­ti­val.co.uk

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