Astro Communications has joined BAE systems and Pfizer in sponsoring the KM Bright Spark Award 2017, an event promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in primary and secondary schools.
The competition is open to both primary and secondary school students and there is no limit to the number of entries a school or even a group of students can submit. Each entry will be judged separately. Students are encouraged to collaborate using cross-curricular skills in maths, IT, science and engineering to investigate, innovate and create.
Steve Smith, co-founder and CTO of Astro said. “It is great to see an initiative that demonstrates just how accessible science is to students of all ages. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are exciting, fun and cool subjects, anyone working in STEM knows that, but we need more young people following in our footsteps. KM Bright Spark Award is a powerful initiative, enabling young people to experience our world, and in doing so, they are more likely to consider a career in STEM themselves.”
Hodges, went on to say. “KM Bright Spark Award really fits with the whole ethos at Astro. Astro has a long history of working on innovative projects and have never been afraid to push the boundaries. We also run a successful apprenticeship scheme. Our industry needs bright young people to inject creativity and drive innovation but equally importantly needs to encourage and challenge them to be able to present their ideas in a public forum and respond when being questioned about them.”
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