UK Space Agency & G2G Communities ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ Event
The final event for the G2G Communities CIC and UK Space Agency programme (Full STEAM Ahead) was held on Friday 10th March 2017 at the OpTic Technology Centre in St Asaph. Over 120 pupils, teachers and speakers from across North Wales attended the event.
Pupils were able to talk to key people involved in the UK and Wales Space programme, and have hands on experiences in the exhibition ‘Street’. The event was funded by G2G Communities CIC as part of its UK Space Agency programme.
G2G Director Dr William Lockitt addressed the conference and thanked the UK Space Agency for giving G2G the funding and the opportunity to deliver this programme. He said ‘The programme has been very successful and reached hundreds of people across North Wales’. ‘It has raised the awareness of people to the opportunities Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) will bring in the future, in particular, within the Space industry’. ‘In the not too distant future the Welsh Space industry will be worth billions and employ thousands of people within a wide spectrum of employment’. ‘The time to instil an interest in STEAM is when our children are young and receptive to new ideas and ways of thinking’. ‘This programme has enabled G2G to start the process and we hope to take this forward in the future’.
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John Whalley, Chief Executive of Aerospace Wales – Great session on Friday at the Full STEAM ahead space conference for schools at Glyndwr Innovations OpTIC. Representing Aerospace Wales Forum.
Debbie Davies, Business and Innovation Centre Manager at Glyndwr Innovations – Really appreciated being part of this day. Full of inspirational speakers and exhibitors who enthused the students. So many opportunities in the Space Industry for these young people.