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Inspiring STEM Fair Event

Testbourne STEM students attended EBP South’s Inspiring STEM Fair Schools virtual event, and they took part in activities such as Imagination and Creativity Challenge, Guess My Job & Panel, watched experiments and problem solved.

The event aimed to engage young people with STEM businesses within their local area, Enable young people to recognise local STEM businesses they could work for and help young people engage in STEM subjects in school.

"For the STEM challenge day we spoke with people who worked at AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) which works with the Ministry of defence. The challenge was to design a robot that was able to collect samples that were contaminated with either Alpha, Beta, or Gamma radiation. We had to calculate the speed required as well as the best materials and how it would safely collect the samples. We then had to feedback our designs to the AWE STEM ambassadors. There was a Q&A session where we were able to find out about their qualifications, career paths and what they liked about their jobs. We then investigated flood prevention and learnt about the different methods used to stop flooding around the coast, the best method was using the ‘wave return’. We investigated cod breaking and finding solutions to hunt down a criminal using different clues. We were able to ask lots of questions about STEM and careers and learnt a lot about these different subjects." - Mimi Painter