TeenTech – Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators
The TeenTech experience is a lively, one-day event that aims to change the perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers amongst teenagers. Each event gives hundreds of teenagers the opportunity to get involved with hands-on activities, organised and run by a wide range of global companies, start-ups, institutions and Universities.
TeenTech was started in 2008 by Science broadcaster, Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson, Chairman of the Institute of Directors (South), with a single event in Thames Valley. In the four years since then, TeenTech has grown dramatically with 9 events across the UK being held in 2012 and plans for 12 in 2013. And with companies such as the BBC, Sky, BT and Cummins in attendance showing of their “shiniest” technology, each event is guaranteed to make a lasting impression on young people.
“A generation sits in classrooms convinced subjects like Maths and Physics are irrelevant because they’re “going to be famous”. I met one group of students, who when asked to name a modern scientist or technologist could only name Einstein. Working on Tomorrow’s World allowed me to meet many brilliant and engaging people behind inventions. TeenTech does the same for young people before they make critical decisions over GCSE choices”
Maggie Philbin, Founder and CEO TeenTech CIC, Science and Technology Broadcaster.
You can find more about TeenTech and how you and youre school can get involved by visiting their website here