Press release

Dstl supports STEM at DSEI

Showcasing Dstl's support for STEM careers.

STEM lateral flow challenge using nuclear, biological and chemical protection gloves.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) actively supports and encourages young people to take up exciting and rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Today, Friday 15th September 2017, at the People and Skills day at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event in London, Dstl is encouraging those interested in a STEM career to visit its stand and try out some hands-on experiments including a laboratory dexterity challenge and a colour vision team challenge.

Dstl’s STEM Ambassadors will be available to demonstrate the science and technology behind the latest high-tech kit that supports the defence and security of the UK. They’ll also be able to offer careers advice to young people who are interested in pursuing a career in a STEM subject. Dstl offers apprenticeships, student placements and graduate opportunities in a broad range of STEM disciplines.

Dstl’s STEM Outreach Manager Jaime Williamson said:

It’s important that students understand the opportunities available to them if they continue to pursue their STEM studies. At Dstl, our work involves solving fascinating problems for the defence and security of the UK, often with life-saving results. We need experts in all STEM subjects, and we hope to meet the next generation of problem-solvers at DSEI.

Visit the Dstl stand at DSEI number N3-582a.

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Published 15 September 2017