Start to ca­reer

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - ENERGY -

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

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