Our partnership with Siemens Siemens is the sponsor of the BSA’s UK wide pop-up science busking programme: aimed at reaching families and young people who would not identify as interested or engaged in science. Our #CuriosityProject busking teams – supported by Siemens colleagues from their sites across the UK – will be popping up in shopping centres, community festivals, carnivals, urban beaches and other fun family locations where you might not be expecting to find science! The aim is to show, through interactive experiments, how fun and accessible science and engineering can be. To find out more about our community busking programme for 2017, please click here. British Science Festival The British Science Association was delighted to have Siemens as the headline sponsor of the British Science Festival for three years (2014 – 2016). Last year, the British Science Festival (BSF) 2016, which took place in Swansea saw 120 events delivered over four days, by leading scientists from across the UK’s universities and institutions. Siemens’ sponsorship of the Festival was part of their wider engagement initiative, the Curiosity Project which was launched in September 2014 at the British Science Association. The project is a three-year engagement initiative that aims to benefit more than five million young people by bringing science, technology, engineering and maths to life. Through sponsored initiatives, such as the British Science Festival, young people can develop a greater knowledge of the opportunities that are created by STEM subjects and also learn about the exciting career prospects that are open to them. As part of their sponsorship, Siemens supported the STEM in Education Evening held at the Festival: “It is very good to see big corporations, such as Siemens, becoming engaged with the public over science and supporting organisations like the British Science Association and other initiatives in the sector. Through such public engagement, Siemens will enable the BSA to celebrate the role of- and strengthen its own links with industry; raise the profile of the range of careers available to young people and hopefully inspire a new generation of innovators, researchers and engineers.” - Sir Paul Nurse - President of the British Science Association 2014/15 The Curiosity Project is in response to the need for 1.86 million people with engineering skills from 2010-2020. In order to meet this, the UK needs to double the numbers of engineering related apprentices and graduates coming out of colleges and universities. Click here or more information on the Curiosity Project.