• Columbus announces winners of competition to promote STEM education

        •   

          Business services provider, Columbus UK, has announced the winners of its latest competition, hosted in June, to inspire students to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. 

          Primary school children from schools in Nottinghamshire were invited to design t-shirts that described what they think about STEM subjects, what inspires them every day, and what they think a future STEM career would look like. This is the latest in a series of STEM initiatives created by Columbus. The winners, from Holy Cross School in Hucknall and Hollywell Primary School in Kimberley, were announced earlier in July and presented with printed versions of their t-shirt designs by Mary Hunter, Managing Director of Columbus UK. 

          Mary was wearing the winning designs at the recent Microsoft Inspire event to promote awareness of STEM and encourage more role models to take part in inspiring the future generation of STEM experts. Microsoft Inspire is an annual event hosted by the company for their employees and global Microsoft partners, such as Columbus. This year, Mary has been awarded the IAMCP Women in Technology Leadership award, recognising her outstanding contributions to the Women in Tech community and her leadership excellence.

          Mary Hunter, Managing Director, Columbus UK said, “we had some excellent entries from our talented youngsters, but the two winning designs from Holy Cross School and Hollywell Primary School demonstrated particularly well how important technology is to children in their everyday lives. 

          “The Columbus team had an excellent response to their t-shirts from attendees at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas, and we’re delighted to have had the opportunity to show off the passion and creativity of Nottingham schoolchildren and encourage other business leaders to become role models for future STEM experts.

          “I believe business has a key role to play in promoting STEM among children and inspire the next generation of students, so we're proud to support schools in our community in any way we can. Since 2017, we've promoted the establishment of 'Code Clubs', donated equipment such as laptops to classrooms and hosted classes of primary school children at our Nottingham HQ for education days.”

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE OEN online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the OEN app

        • Related Articles

        • Develop releases new mono printer range

          Develop releases new mono printer range

          Friday 17th Aug 2018 by clareb
          Develop has introduced three new monochrome printers, the ineo 3602P/4402P/4702P. With maximum output speed 47 A4 pages per minute, these new printers are equipped to serve as the main printer in a workgroup or small business, and as a desktop device...Read More...
          Fellowes Brands confirms attendance at ORGATEC 2018

          Fellowes Brands confirms attendance at ORGATEC 2018

          Tuesday 14th Aug 2018 by clareb
          Fellowes Brands will be attending ORGATEC 2018, held in Cologne, Germany from 23rd -27th October.  As the leading international trade fair for the modern working world, ORGATEC will see over 56,000 visitors attend this year&rsquo...Read More...
          Derwent Pencils launches new hand-lettering set

          Derwent Pencils launches new hand-lettering set

          Tuesday 14th Aug 2018 by clareb
          Derwent Pencils has launched its first ever hand-lettering set, as it taps into a growing trend amongst budding creatives. Hand-lettering has taken the world by storm and artists have flooded Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube with examples of&nb...Read More...
                • About Us

                  OEN is the leading source of business news and information for buyers of office equipment, supplies and services within mid tier and up sized organisations. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, bespoke guides and supplements, website, digital editions, apps, and newsletters with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the print version of OEN last year celebrated its Diamond anniversary.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue