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Festival of Science & Engineering

CBSbutler join forces with local charity Surrey SATRO for the annual Festival of Science and Engineering... David Leyshon, Managing Director of CBSbutler comments:

The Festival provides an extremely important platform for promoting STEM subjects and showing just what our scientists and engineers of tomorrow can do”. He continues: “In a recent article it stated that almost 30,000 highly skilled scientists and engineers are needed every year from now until 2015 to ease shortages and replace the ageing work force. It is therefore vital that we encourage students to study these subjects at school, college and university before moving into a career in the STEM field - the Festival is an excellent way of doing this.”

What is the Festival of Science & Engineering?

Now in its 14th year, the Festival continues to promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) as a career; and aims to offer teams from local schools and after school clubs the best possible opportunity to showcase their talents and high quality science and engineering projects devised and built during the current school year. This can range from Year 9 science clubs, GCSE, GNVQ, Diploma, AS, A2, after school clubs/schemes or other areas of work that is innovative and outstanding.

Who are Surrey SATRO?

Surrey SATRO has existed for more than 20 years as a charity which brings together education establishments and business by providing a vital link by facilitating relationships and developing and running programmes within schools that enhance young people’s understanding of business, science and technology; and enthuses them about the opportunities and help them to realise their potential.

Surrey SATRO supporters

Jon Tickle has supported the Science and Engineering festival for several years


CBSbutler are again sponsoring two of the cash prize competitions on the day: Best STEM teacher of the Year and best Year 9 Project. Other categories include Team Achievement Award, Personal Achievement Award and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Click here to see last years winners and the ten categories.

The Working World Marquee

CBSbutler are also sponsoring the Working World Marquee where local companies from within the STEM sector will be demonstrating engineering and scientific exhibits and providing advice on possible career paths. Click here to see a list of the STEM employers who exhibited at the Festival.

Contact: For further details on how to get involved contact Mike Smyth at Surrey SATRO -

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