‘We’ve been given this boat and we’re really chuffed’, Mark Shiner, Curriculum Leader for Maritime and Engineering at UHI Orkney
Around 70 young people gathered to compete in a variety of Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) challenges set by industry who provided an insight of the different career paths available in the STEM sector.
Orkney International Science Festival has announced its schools programme for this year. Each year in addition to its public programme, which is freely available to school pupils to visit, the Festival provides a special further programme for schools only, delivered direct to the various individual schools with no charge.
OISF joins with other science festivals and events around Scotland with awards of grants ranging from £7,000 to £65,000.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who go into local schools, colleges and youth and community groups to support learning.
19 schools in Orkney are able to equip pupils with a range of items which will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
On Friday 6 November 2020, 11 life scientists and science communicators, and 11 mathematicians and computer scientists, from across the world, were recognised for their scientific achievements and the work they do to promote STEM for the next generation.
In traditionally male-dominated fields, such as STEM (for science, technology, engineering and mathematics), only two of every ten positions are occupied by women.
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 takes place on Wednesday 11 March from 7pm to 8.30pm in the Robert Rendall Building within the Orkney Research and Innovation Campus in Stromness.