Spotlight on: TeenTech

Teentech - Reading 2010

Teentech – Reading 2010 (Photo credit: Benjamin Ellis)

TeenTech runs lively one-day events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.

We are an award winning, industry-led initiative, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.

TeenTech events take place at venues across the UK – at each event 300 pupils from 30 different schools benefit from hands-on exhibits and challenges run by leading organisations.  TeenTech works collaboratively with Education Business Partnerships, companies, Universities and business organisations to create these very special experiences for young people.

In 2010 TeenTech won the Best Engineering Event in Science and Engineering Week award and in 2011 was the only UK organisation to receive a Google RISE award. In 2012 Maggie Philbin and TeenTech also won Best Outreach and Engagement Award presented by UKRC/WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).

Read also about the TeenTech Awards.

Events in 2014

TeenTech Cymru, Swansea – May 14th

TeenTech North Wales and Cheshire – May 21st

TeenTech Hampshire – Basingstoke 17th June

TeenTech Humber – 10th July

TeenTech Berkshire – July (tbc)

TeenTech Staffordshire – Uttoxeter Racecourse Sept 24th 2014

TeenTech Kent – Sept 2014

TeenTech West – UWE 16th October 2014

TeenTech Surrey – University of Surrey, November 2014

TeenTech City – 5th December

TeenTech Manchester – December

Find out more or register for events at http://www.teentechevent.com/ 

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