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QinetiQ exhibits at New Scientist Live 2023

11/10/2023

Sophie Connolly - ESG Advisor

The event aimed to bridge the gap between the cutting-edge science and technology we see in companies such as QinetiQ, and the young inquisitive mind - demonstrating to the younger generation that STEM is not just a field of study but a gateway to endless possibilities. Our presence at the show provided an opportunity for visitors to participate in interactive STEM activities designed by QinetiQ employees and also a chance to speak with our ambassadors about the various careers paths available into STEM careers.

One of the standout attractions on our stand was “The Qube”, a virtual escape room which challenged participant’s problem-solving abilities. Participants had to think on their feet and decode four cyphers while racing against the clock, in order to open a safe and retrieve the goodies inside.

However, the activity which seemed to attract the most attention was the Banshee Speed-Build. The challenge required participants to tap into their competitive spirits and an engineering mind-set in order to build a miniature Banshee Aerial Target in the fastest time. The enthusiasm and inquisitive energy was palpable, and led to many exciting conversations with our ambassadors around STEM careers.

Overall, our attendance at New Scientist Live turned out to be a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with the next generation of scientists and engineers, encouraging them to pursue careers that will drive innovation and shape the world of tomorrow.

Visit our STEM outreach page to find out more about the work QinetiQ does in this area.