Following the success of last year, which attracted over 750 visitors, this weekend’s STEM Festival in Peterborough looks set to be even bigger with over 2,000 tickets already booked.
Exhibits booked for the Kingsgate Conference Centre in Parnwell on Saturday include science experiments,a puzzle solving treasure hunt, Virtual Reality experiences, a Force India F1 car and simulator, a tech fashion show, slime making, interactive displays from main sponsors Anglian Water, the Anglian Water @one Alliance and BGL Group, plus much more - making for a hands-on, inspirational experience
It is the third year for the STEM Festival, where STEM celebrities and industry experts including BAFTA award winning TV presenter Maddie Moate and author of the Horrible Science series Nick Arnold will be in attendance, exhibiting live demos and talks.
The festival, which is funded entirely from corporate sponsorship was founded and organised by Digital People in Peterborough (DPiP), a non-profit community group, whose mission for Peterborough STEM Festival is to engage, inspire, and develop children and adults, and work with parents and educators to inspire today’s youth into becoming tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) innovators.
In particular, as an official Ada Lovelace Day event, the festival strives to encourage and highlight what’s new, unusual or surprising; to inspire by giving participants the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience; and to enhance interest by providing examples and introductions to role models and encourage children, particularly girls and young women to take an interest in STEM subjects.
To find out more about Peterborough STEM Festival, which is open from 9.30am to 4pm, visit peterboroughstemfestival.co.uk to book free tickets and to find out more about the activities planned.