Coordinated by STEM Sussex

Review of Crawley STEMfest 2017

Crawley STEMfest has grown year on year since its inception in 2012.

Highlights from 2017 included:

In-school activities, throughout May/June/July
From programming a robot to learning about digestion, local primary and secondary students were treated to a range of activities, workshops and shows that were delivered to them right in-school.

STEMfest Launch and Manor Royal Comedy Night, Tuesday 4th April
The official launch was combined with the comedy night once more this year. Guests heard key note speeches from Anthony Yates (from headline sponsor and local employer Gatwick Airport) and Kate Williams, a STEM Ambassador from Crawley who had an interesting route into her current career. Twins Megan and Elizabeth O’Shea shared their story from entry into the National Science Engineering Competition, to creating their own GCSE revision videos. Then Steve Mould from ‘Festival of the Spoken Nerd’ provided the comedy.

STEM in the Park, Saturday 15 May
Following from the success of the 2016 ‘STEM in the Park’, another public event was held in Memorial Gardens. A fun day for all the family, but with a strong careers message underpinning it all.

Company visits, throughout May, June, July
A number of employers opened their doors to Crawley students throughout the festival, giving them an insight into what real scientists and engineers do.

 

A full report of 2017 can be read here: STEMfest Report

Crawley STEMfest 2018
Please check out the what’s on page for activities for 2018.

The University of Brighton through STEM Sussex will be hosting Crawley STEMfest in partnership with Crawley Borough Council and Crawley College.

STEM Sussex | Crawley Borough Council | Crawley College. www.stemsussex.co.uk www.crawley.gov.uk www.crawley.ac.uk/