STEMFest set to ignite excitement in the Yorkshire and Humber region

21st Jun 2024

STEMFest is geared up to make its debut in the Yorkshire and Humber region at the Life Centre in Bradford. Prepare to be captivated by the wonders of STEM as we ignite the imaginations of the next generation across three days this July.

The event coordinated by the Yorkshire and Humber STEM Hub, delivered by RTC North, will involve around 50 local companies delivering hands-on activities and showcasing the wide range of careers and job roles available in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sectors in the region. Businesses will be invited to deliver fun, interactive sessions relating to their industry.

STEMFest is exploring new themes this year, enriching the diverse learning experiences for attending students. The themed zones this year include Space, Digital, Cyber Security and Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering and Health and Wellbeing. The event is expected to draw around 1000 young people from local schools per day, providing a broad audience for exposure to the fascinating world of STEM.

We have several special guests lined up to attend and add to the excitement. Ready to join this action-packed event is Jim Christensen, Chief Innovation Officer for the Aldrin Family Foundation, who will be delivering his own interactive hands-on learning session with Giant Moon and Mars Maps.

STEMFest Yorkshire is made possible through the generous support including headline sponsor, Cummins, whose commitment to STEM education and outreach helps to make events like this possible. Cummins is a global power technology leader that designs, manufactures, distributes, and services a broad portfolio of power solutions. Arla Foods, the UK’s largest dairy cooperative, will be supporting STEMFest by sponsoring all of the catering during the event. Arla is committed to providing nutritious dairy that is made in the best possible way, and is home to brands including Arla Protein, Arla Cravendale and Lurpak. As a company that values innovation and community, Arla recognises the importance of fostering the next generation of STEM leaders.

Claire Willis, Team Leader at the North East and Yorkshire and Humber STEM Hub comments: “This is the first time we have delivered a hands-on event of its kind in the Yourkshire and Humber region and it is important that every young person is given the opportunity to engage with STEM, irrespective of their background. STEMFest provides a fantastic opportunity for local pupils to familiarise themselves with the companies and careers that are available locally as well as providing context for teachers to bring back into the classroom”.

For more information about this event visit the STEMFest page on the STEM Hub website.

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