Teesside University Supports STEMFest Tees Valley

20th Feb 2024

Teesside University will be sponsoring a zone at STEMFest Tees Valley and actively participating in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Organised by the North East STEM Hub, delivered by RTC North, this event will play a crucial role in inspiring young minds and fostering an interest in STEM subjects.

Teesside University's commitment to generating and applying knowledge for the benefit of students, partners, and communities aligns well with the goals of STEMFest Tees Valley. The interactive and hands-on exhibition involving over 40 leading STEM companies provides an excellent opportunity for 9 to 13-year-olds to explore and engage with various aspects of STEM.

Professor Chrisina Jayne, Dean of Teesside University’s School of Science, Engineering & Digital Technologies, said: “Teesside University is committed to raising aspirations among young people and delivering positive change through excellence in learning.

“Therefore, we are delighted to be supporting STEMFest Tees Valley which will showcase the importance of STEM subjects and the exciting careers and opportunities that can result from them.”

The collaboration between educational institutions like Teesside University and businesses in the region reflects a dedication to supporting the next generation's entry into STEM sectors. By exposing young students to real-world applications and experiences, these events contribute significantly to building interest and enthusiasm for STEM fields.

The themed zones, including the Science and Technology zone, Engineering zone, and Your Future zone, further enhances the diversity of learning experiences for the attendees. STEMFest is expected to draw over 1500 young people from Tees Valley's schools, providing a broad audience for exposure to the exciting world of STEM.

Claire Willis, Team Leader at the North East STEM Hub, comments:

“Events like these are crucial for fostering the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers, and it's great to see Teesside University playing an active role in this initiative.

Without ongoing support from educational organisations including Teesside University and businesses including our headline sponsor this year, Cummins, events like this simply couldn’t take place.”

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