Meet our speakers: Dr Jen Gupta

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Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and science communicator based in the south of England. She is the SEPnet/Ogden Outreach Officer for the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, where her job is to ensure that the department’s world class research is shared with the wider world. She also works in the planetarium at the Winchester … Read More

How to make your own slime using just 4 household ingredients


Here at STEM HQ, we have been experimenting with our young STEM volunteers and finding out various ways we can make some fun slime. Who doesn’t love slime? There are various ingredients and methods you can use and many methods involve the use of borax. While it is generally considered safe, we decided to go down a non-borax route. You … Read More

What is STEM?


The first Peterborough STEM festival is taking place on October 1st 2016. But, what is STEM? Here we explain what STEM is all about and tell you why you should be excited… The Peterborough STEM festival has been organised to raise awareness of STEM and to encourage people of all ages to get involved with STEM education and careers in … Read More

What Does It Take To Become A Spacecraft Engineer?


In our latest blog post we talk to our STEM festival guest Katie Hassell, Senior Spacecraft Thermal Engineer at Airbus Defence & Space, to find out what it’s like to be a spacecraft engineer… Attendees to the Peterborough STEM Festival 2016 will have the opportunity to talk to Katie Hassell, a Senior Spacecraft Thermal Engineer at Airbus Defence & Space. … Read More

Launching the Peterborough STEM Festival 2016


We’re incredibly excited to announce that Peterborough’s first STEM festival will take place on 1st October! We can confirm that Peterborough’s first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival will take place this October! The event is FREE for all to attend and will provide guests with a broad range of activities and experiments to get involved with. Here, on … Read More

Dates confirmed for Peterborough’s first free STEM Festival

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The date has been set for Peterborough’s first ever free Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival. Organised by Digital People in Peterborough (DPiP), a non-profit community group, with support from Peterborough City Council and Allia Future Business Centre, the festival promises an engaging series of STEM activities, aimed at younger people and families. The main event … Read More