On Friday 18th March, teenagers from 30 schools across Berkshire will travel to the Madejsky Stadium to meet up with cool scientists and engineers who’ll be letting them try out their very latest technology.
But TeenTech began early on Monday morning, when pupils from Garth Hill College joined BBC Radio Berkshire to tour the 650 acres of science that lie behind Syngenta – Europe’s largest agricultural research and development centre.
They were impressed by the scale of the site and by the amount of work done by over 800 scientists to make sure that everyday products are safe and easy to use. There was a chance to watch the high speed £6 million robot run through experiments but perhaps the most bizarre moment was a live interview inside in the pouring rain as they joined Maggie Philbin and several banana plants in a simulated monsoon. On Tuesday, it’s the turn of Reading Girls who’ll be finding out just what it means to be a modern engineer when they visit Peter Brett Associates. and hear about their hugely varied work on projects ranging from flood alleviation schemes to intelligent transport services to co-ordinating the recent work on Junction 11 of the M4
We’ll put their pictures up soon but meanwhile listen to their experiences on BBC Radio Berkshire on Monday, Thursday and Friday morning from 7am