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CBSbutler sponsor SATRO Summer Science Festival for 4th year running.

25 Jun 14  | CBSbutler


Thursday 19th June 2014 saw Surrey Sports Park in Guildford awash with 800 students from secondary schools and colleges across Surrey and the South East, as they attended the 17th annual SATRO Summer Science Festival.

SATRO's Summer Science Festival has forged a reputation for being the region’s premier event aimed at inspiring young people into STEM based study.

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

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.
Future Working World Area

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 school.

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
                      Grammar School

       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.
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