Coordinated by STEM Sussex

Review of Crawley STEMfest 2018

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

Highlights from 2018 included:

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

STEMfest Launch and Manor Royal Comedy Night
The official launch was combined with the comedy night once more. Guests heard keynote 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. And then Steve Mould from “Festival of the Spoken Nerd” provided the comedy.

STEM in the Park
Following from the success of the 2016 and 2017 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.


Crawley STEMfest 2019
Please check out the what’s on page for activities for 2019.

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.