Techniquest Glyndŵr is an independent registered education charity, funded from a variety of sources. These include grants and service level agreements, donations and fundraising activities.
We are extremely grateful to all of our funders and donors who have helped us deliver excitement and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) over the years.
Previous funders of Techniquest Glyndŵr include:
This project was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering 'Ingenious' scheme.
Funded from a variety of sources and combined with a significant amount of voluntary effort the garden is a major addition to the visitor experience at the centre offering the potential for outdoor educational activities involving the natural sciences as well as an attractive outdoor picnic space.
The Gender Equality project was delivered by Techniquest Glyndŵr between 2013 and 2014 through funding awarded from the Welsh Government.
New activities were developed to take into account the different learning needs of individuals, the aim being to ensure no-one is discouraged from pursuing future careers in STEM because of their gender. Furthermore, time and resources was actively invested to raise the aspirations and interest of girls in Wales with STEM.
The project delivered;
- STEM workshops, targeted at More Able and Talented girls or those with a specific interest in STEM, available to schools during 2013
- STEM days, as special activity days delivered in conjunction with industry partners
- Employer Engagements, consisting of an industry visit, interaction with industry professionals and Techniquest Glyndŵr workshops
- Partnership of inspirational, successful women in STEM with local schools, delivering careers advice, motivational talks and mentoring opportunities.
A legacy of the project has been the embedding of gender neutrality by Techniquest Glyndŵr in the content and delivery of workshops together with their support and promotional materials. A series of workshops are still available for booking that directly address stereotyping of gender roles.