3M website holds formula for creating scientistsBy Hugh Fort
December 07, 2009
A Bracknell company has launched a new website to encourage the scientists and engineers of the future.
3M in Cain Road has launched the new 3M Worldlywise website developed to boost interest in studying science, technology, engineering and maths (known as STEM subjects) from GCSE to A-level and at university.
The launch was held at Garth Hill College in Sandy Lane on Wednesday last week with Scrapheap Challenge presenter Dick Strawbridge on hand.
He said: “I am delighted to be involved with such a fantastic project, which aims to ignite children’s passion for science and maths while raising their awareness of environmental issues.
“I am confident 3M Worldlywise will inspire more young people to go on and study STEM subjects and ensure there are enough scientists and engineers to continue looking after the world and its resources.”
Doug Mitchell, 3M UK’s managing director, said: “As a technology company our future success is dependent on having employees with the right skills, so we want to do what we can to encourage greater interest in STEM subjects at GCSE level.”
Youngsters played a monopoly-style 3M Worldlywise board game at the website launch.