Didcot MP launches Tokamak Energy’s first STEM outreach programme
Published on 05 December 2022
At Milton Park-based Tokamak Energy, almost a quarter of its employees have already signed-up to bring the power of the sun and stars to the classroom through the company’s new STEM outreach programme, launched by David Johnston MP.
Tokamak Energy is a rapidly growing commercial fusion energy company aiming to demonstrate grid-ready, clean, safe and limitless power in the early 2030s, now giving its employees the opportunity to dedicate one day each year to STEM outreach or other charity work.
The company’s volunteers will be working with the Milton Park Engagement Group, Oxford Advanced Skills and STEM Learning - a national organisation dedicated to improving young people’s lives through the power of science, technology, engineering and maths - to roll-out the programme to schools and groups across the region.
A range of activities have been identified for Tokamak Energy’s 2023 STEM outreach programme. They include technical demonstrations, career focused learning and mentoring, presentations, and tours to see some of the technology and equipment needed to achieve sustainable fusion energy.
David Johnston, MP for Wantage & Didcot, said: “I am delighted to launch Tokamak Energy’s STEM outreach programme which will link one of Britain’s most exciting, and fast-growing employers directly with our schools.
“Tokamak Energy is leading the way globally on commercialising fusion energy which will be a crucial part of the next generation’s net zero energy future.”
Chris Kelsall, CEO at Tokamak Energy, added: “It was an honour to welcome David Johnston MP to Tokamak Energy to launch our first STEM outreach programme.
“We’re extremely proud our team is so enthused by this new opportunity to inspire the next generation. Young people will be fascinated by our mission to recreate the power of the sun and stars on Earth, delivering an affordable and readily available clean energy source for all.”
Any schools or organisations interested in finding out more about the programme can email STEM@tokamakenergy.co.uk
To see the trailer for new, original docu-series Fast Forward, featuring Tokamak, please watch the video below: