UTC Colworth, the proposed science focused school at Colworth Park, is proud to sponsor BedPop Science Lab; an event that mirrors its ambition to inspire the next generation of scientists.
The project will bring science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) into Bedford Central Library and the Higgins Museum through a program of workshops, activities, demonstrations, experiments and challenges. BedPop Science Lab takes as part of British Science Week on Saturday 12th March and is free for the public to attend.
Key sponsor UTC Colworth aims to create a future pipeline of food scientists and technologists by establishing a University Technical College (UTC) at Colworth Park in Bedfordshire. It will offer students full education programs with a focus on food innovation, science and sustainability.
Erica Roffe, Director of BedPop Science Lab, said: “This is the first time we’ve staged Bedpop Science Lab and it’s set to be an immersive and inspiring event. The goal of this initiative is to inspire young people’s interest in science outside of the classroom.
“We aim to put scientific careers at the heart of the community and encourage young people to engage with science in everyday life. From circuit building to Lego Robot Wars, engineering challenges to 3D design, there will be loads of activities to encourage visitors of all ages to discover their inner scientist.”
“UTC Colworth’s involvement is really significant because of Colworth Park’s standing in our local community – they represent the pinnacle of scientific excellence in our area. With household names such as Unilever working there, they’ve put Bedfordshire on the map as a place to innovate and make scientific discoveries and breakthroughs.
“Colworth’s UTC project works perfectly in tandem with our objectives. We’re looking to inspire and produce students for UCT Colworth and to inspire students to be future scientists of Colworth Park”
She added: “Their sponsorship has enabled us to put on this program for free – this makes the event as accessible as possible.”
Keith Purdie, Business Development Director at UTC Colworth and Colworth Park, said: “UTC Colworth is delighted to be able to support the BedPop Science Labs as we share many goals: to attract, inspire and prepare ambitious young people to make outstanding lifelong contributions to innovation and science.
“It’s so important to us to be involved in this event. We hope to inspire the next generation of scientists, that could end up working at Colworth Park one day in the future.”
For a full timetable and booking details for the events go to www.bedpop.co.uk/bedpop-science-lab-2016
For updates on The UTC Colworth bid visit: http://www.utccolworth.co.uk