27 March 2023 | YESC
YESC’s Regional Celebration of STEM
Around 80 young people from both primary and secondary schools across Dundee, Fife, Angus and Perth & Kinross gathered at Dundee Science Centre to take part in SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs (YESC) Regional Celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in partnership with SHELL U.K. Limited.
The event included a STEM challenge competition, with industry volunteers and partners each providing a five-minute, hands-on challenge focusing on teamwork and problem solving. The challenge doubles up as an opportunity to provide the young people with an insight into the different career paths available in the STEM industry. The STEM Challenge winner was Canmore Primary and runner-up was Newport Primary.
Schools also showcased their entries into our ‘Climate Smarter’ project to design their schools of the future. The teams all received resource kits and training and then undertook a series of experiments around energy sources, sustainable water use, sustainable materials, energy storage and ‘smart’ technologies, combining them into fantastic tabletop models. Our judges spoke to the young people and were taken on a tour of their models. The Climate Smarter Primary winner was St Joseph’s RC Primary and the runner-up was Lumphinnans Primary.
The ‘Carbon Capture and Storage’ project took the students on a learning journey through the exciting world of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The project covers a variety of different aspects of CCS, including experiments from how to design and build a carbon dioxide storage facility to investigating carbon dioxide storage and transport and the role CCS plays in the wider global energy challenge. The Carbon Capture and Storage winner was Newport Primary and the runner-up was St Ninian’s Primary.
Thomas Wild is Head of YESC
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