Inspiring Future Generations

October 15th, 2018

Scarborough Science & Engineering Week

Once again Unison Ltd exhibited at Scarborough Science and Engineering Week to help inspire students and families to consider the exciting opportunities that studying and working in STEM open to them.

On the Unison stand was a Mark Two 3D printer from Mark 3D Printing, a Roamer portable measuring arm from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and a Halo F1 safety protection system from SST Technology.   

Scarborough Science and Engineering Week is a three-day annual event designed to show how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can make a difference in the real world. Now in its ninth year, the non-profit event is still committed to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to life for young people.

Conceived 9 years ago by Unison Ltd directors the event features 42 exhibitors and through our partners Scarborough Business Ltd, we have raised circa £2.3m in sponsorship. The student footfall at the event over 9 years is in excess of 34.000! The event was conceived to stimulate ‘bright young minds to consider 21st Century Engineering as a career pathway’.

The event took place at Scarborough Spa from October 9th to 11th (Tuesday – Thursday) and was visited by more than 3,000 young people from local schools. On Tuesday evening families were invited to attend a free careers evening where they were able to speak to leading companies about the incredible opportunities that studying and working in STEM can lead to.

On Wednesday evening Scarborough Spa hosted the annual Scarborough Science and Engineering Week dinner, sponsored by HSBC. The SSEW dinner is a very popular event and celebrates our success with our national and international partners this year we have hosted partners from Boeing, Bentley Motors, Bosch, and many others from the USA, Germany, Holland and Spain.

Scarborough engineering week

“The kids were able to interact with lots of exhibits from a cool plant simulator, to robotic arms and robots, and a racing car. The buzz was unbelievable, and we had some fantastic feedback – with North Yorkshire kids and their families realising that there are some amazing engineering companies right on their doorstep.” Alan Pickering, Unison Ltd Joint Managing Director.

The event was featured as part of The Year in Engineering initiative set up by the Government which celebrates the wonder of engineering.

Scarborough Science and Engineering Week is not for profit and relies on the support and commitment of businesses to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to life for young people.

For more information about Scarborough Science & Engineering Week please visit their website – scarboroughengineeringweek.com

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