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A conference promoting careers in engineering to girls was held in Aberdeen with more than 40 pupils from across Aberdeen taking part. The annual event was created in 2016, as a partnership between St Margaret’s School for Girls and the University of Aberdeen.
The inaugural ‘Girls in Engineering’ conference took place in October last year to huge success and was the biggest event of its type to take place in Scotland, with some 90 secondary school pupils from across Aberdeen city and shire, and as far afield as Glasgow and Edinburgh taking part.
This year’s event, pictured below, was aimed at primary age pupils and also saw P7 pupils from Ferryhill Primary and St Joseph’s Primary in attendance.
The event included presentations and practical workshops designed to challenge and inspire the girls.
Activities included ‘The Energy Transition’, where students found out about the energy technologies being used to allow society to move away from fossil fuel power sources while considering the underlying themes of sustainability, energy efficiency and materials.
They also constructed a roller-coaster