East Yorkshire students enjoy engineering fun at TeenTech 2016

6 July 2016: TeenTech event held at the KC Stadium, Hull, hosted by Maggie Philbin.
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Published: Saturday 30th July 2016 by HEY Today editor

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KCOM recently joined more than 30 businesses at the Teen Tech 2016 event to show teenagers the diverse range of science, technology and engineering careers available.

Over 300 students from across the region attended the educational event which is the brainchild of science broadcaster Maggie Philbin and run by the Humber Education Business Partnership (EBP).

The students had a fun time conducting experiments, handling leading-edge technology and meeting engineers, technicians and scientists from the world of business.

KCOM hosted an engineering challenge that demonstrated how a telephone network operates and allowed them to get to grips with some fault testing equipment.

Brendon Smurthwaite, KCOM community coordinator, said: “We’ve been involved in Teen Tech since it first arrived in our region in 2011. Our activity challenged the children to detect a fault on a simulated telephone network and they also learned how ultra-fast fibre connectivity is being rolled out in Hull and East Yorkshire.

“The mixture of theory and practical activities worked well and we had some good feedback from the children who took part in our challenge.”

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Published: Saturday 30th July 2016 by HEY Today editor

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