Techniquest

Community Photo Project: What does STEM mean to me?

How does STEM relate to my everyday life?

To many, the term ‘STEM’ is associated with people who have degrees or work in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. However, STEM impacts almost everyone daily, from driving your car to work; having contact with a friend who fixes bikes; having an interest in graphic design; looking at the architecture of buildings; rock climbing and even gardening.

Our Community Photo Project is aiming to breakdown the barriers that prevent people from wanting to participate in STEM related activities, with many science centre’s, like Techniquest now taking a more STEAM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Maths).

The Photo Project is looking for amateur photographers from the Cardiff area. Whether that’s someone who enjoys taking photos on their phone or someone who is building a photography portfolio, we want everyone to feel involved.

THE BRIEF: We’re asking the Photographer to take a photograph or portrait of someone they know with a STEM interest or background. The STEM background person could be someone you know from your local church who teaches maths, someone who has a keen interest in the environment or nature, someone who enjoys growing vegetables in their community gardens and so on. The photographs can be taken in a studio, in a public area of interest or just in the comfort of your own home. We’re asking for all photos to be submitted by April 8th.

There will be an opportunity for 10 of the chosen photographs to be framed and exhibited in Techniquest’s Community Space. There will be a launch event on May 12th of the photographs for members of the community and partners to attend and view. All other entries will also be proudly displayed on our website and social media platforms.

This Project allows us to create a space within Techniquest that truly reflects the diverse people and backgrounds of Cardiff and the wide range of interests that people have, that knowingly or unknowingly link to STEM.

If you’d like to get involved or find out more details please contact connect@techniquest.org or click the link to our Photographer Flyer or STEM Background Flyers.

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Are you a Community Organisation or Individual? Connect with us at Techniquest, please contact us at connect@techniquest.org or on 029 2047 5481.

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  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days, After Hours and Home Educator days.

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