Lab in a Lorry team up with QinetiQ for South East Tour
Lab in a Lorry has teamed up with science and technology company, QinetiQ, to embark on a 2 week tour around their sites in the South East of England during July 2007. This covers their Fort Halstead and Sundridge sites in Kent and also their Shoeburyness site in Essex. Around 1000 children aged between 11 and 14 are expected to visit the Lab during its this tour.
This will be the seventh time QinetiQ has been involved with Lab in a Lorry, building upon the success of their last tour in Scotland which covered Fife, Isle of Skye and the Western Isles.
As a science and technology company, QinetiQ is very keen to encourage and promote science and engineering where it can. As one of Europe’s largest employers of scientists, QinetiQ contributes to the Government’s objective of creating a knowledge society and economy in the UK. The company makes available the skills, knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm of its experts to help the Government deliver enhanced UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education and adult technical literacy.
Paul Sims, QinetiQ’s Project Manager for the South East campaign, said: “We are all really enthusiastic about promoting science and technology and delighted that the ‘Lab in a Lorry’ is touring the South East. Our volunteers on the Lab are all scientists or engineers who work at our Kent and Essex sites and they are very excited about taking science into the community.”
Ian Cuthbert, Programme Manager for Lab in a Lorry says “"Lab in a Lorry’s great asset is its volunteer base: people who are willing to share their time and enthusiasm for science with young people. QinetiQ’s people have this in abundance and as the largest employer of physicists in the UK, we very much welcome QinetiQ’s involvement with Lab in a Lorry"