As part of the celebrations to mark British Science Week, Robert Gordon University brought together organisations from across Orkney for pupils to take part in an interactive exhibition of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
The event on Wednesday 11th of March was at the Robert Rendall Building (the old Stromness Primary School) which is part of the Orkney Research and Innovation Campus. The campus is designed to grow existing research and innovation in the area and expand on Orkney’s world-leading marine renewables, energy and low-carbon sector.
Among the organisations taking part were the European Marine Energy Centre, Xodus and Roving Eye Enterprises, and NOV Completion & Production Solutions.
There was also an opportunity to chat about career opportunities in science and engineering in Orkney.
Here’s one of the experiments from Robert Gordon’s University that can be done in any kitchen.
The STEM Open Evening was funded by donations from Science Aberdeen, and the Royal Society of Biology.
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths between Friday 6 to Sunday 15 March.
Reporter: Fiona Grahame