|The Festival has now established itself as a highly anticipated event
for students in the region, many of whom get the opportunity to exhibit
their own science and technology inspired projects at the event.
It also provides local students with the
opportunity to explore the “real-world” technical, scientific and engineering skills-sets that potential employers will require in the future.
SATRO Chief Executive Dr Rebecca Bowden said: “It is so
encouraging to see so many young people getting excited about the
technology of the future – I hope we’ve done our bit to inspire the next
generation of scientists, so that we can continue to grow our wonderful
technology industry here in Surrey”.
SATRO’s patron, Jon Tickle (previously of Sky TVs ‘Braniac’)
was Head Judge at the Festival, working alongside a panel of other notable guests including CBSbutler MD David
Leyshon, Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP, Her
Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mr
Peter Lee and the Chairman of Surrey County Council, David Munro.
Educating the next generation of scientists, techies and engineers
Future Working World Area
CBSbutler is both passionate and proud to having been the head sponsor of SATRO’s Summer
Festival of Science for the last 4 years.
We hold the wholehearted belief that the event
provides a unique opportunity for STEM based businesses to showcase and engage local
students in science, technology and engineering related projects.
All students in attendance had the opportunity to get their hands on some
exciting science and technology in the CBSbutler Future Working World
Area. Over 30 companies and universities demonstrated a range of STEM
based activities, competitions and “real world” engineering applications
ranging from working with liquid nitrogen, learning about satellite ICT
systems and exploring a huge blow-up planetarium.
Get expert advice on career choices
Students also had the chance to talk to both scientists and
engineering professionals, enabling them to get first hand knowledge of
the types of technical careers opportunities open to them after leaving
Free information was made available on potential career options,
apprenticeship programmes, bursary schemes, graduate recruitment
schemes and internships.
Prizewinners on the day
In addition to sponsoring coveted awards for the Best Engineering Project
(Won by Reading Girls School) and the Best Future Scientist/s (Won by All
Hallows RC School), CBSbutler also awarded a series of individual prizes
for our STEM based quiz which ran throughout the day.
Student participation levels were absolutely fantastic, with over 150 students taking part in our hotly contested competitions.
||Under 14's category winners:
- Freddy High
- Abigail Domingues
School: Oxted School
Prizes: Solar Powered Robots
14-16 year old category winners:
- Devyn Webb Plater
- Ali Abbas Raza
School: Wallington Comprehensive
Prizes: Self assembly remote control
16-18+ category winner:
- Terence Scannell
School: Salesian Sixth Form
Prize: 1TB Hard Drive
Overall the event was a fantastic success and CBSbutler looks forward to its continued sponsorship of Satro's Summer Science Festival for many years to come.