The Big Bang Near Me programme plays a vital role in inspiring the UK’s future scientists and engineers at a regional, local and school level. We encourage more people to take these subjects, as well as celebrating young people’s achievements in science and engineering through displaying their STEM projects and letting them talk with engineers and scientists, face to face.
The UK needs many more scientists and engineers and equipping young people with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths is key to their future employability. Students attending a Near Me fair really enjoy themselves too – with nine out of ten rating the event they attended as “good” or “very good”.
Zones will include:
Food and Drink
Science and Maths
Career Zone – Companies to provide careers advise in their sector.
15 minute presentation slots available to address small groups of young people.
There will also be a chance to experience a selection of STEM challenges available to schools including the ‘turbo charged’ National Final of the Bloodhound Scotland Rocket Car Challenge and Scottish Big Bang Competition final.
Dalziel High School has a well established, strategic career education programme from P7 transition to senior phase. At the heart of this is a focus on STEM careers supported by a highly dynamic, award-winning school-employer partnership with the engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler.
Throughout there time at Dalziel High School all learners will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of STEM related learning initiatives from participating in Science & Technology fayres, STEM challenges, Space School and Science & Engineering competitions to undertaking a Foundation Apprenticeship.
The following brief outline describes the core activities, purpose and outcomes of the career education approaches taken at the school:
Scottish Engineering, the University of Strathclyde, and Primary Engineer Programmes are working together to ignite the creative engineer in our pupils and help them engineer solutions to the problems that affect them and others.
This is a free competition open to all schools where pupils are invited to interview engineers about their creative engineering p
Pupils devise, illustrate and annotate their solutions and include a ‘Pitch Letter’ to engineers explaining why they should build their invention…and, you never know, they just might!
All entries gain a certificate
All schools will have entries put on public display
From all the entries two pupils per year group will be chosen by a panel of distinguished judges to receive awards and be invited to a grand Award Ceremony to collect them.
Grand Final held in the Barony Hall in June 2017
Schools can register for the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award 2016-2017 here
Design Engineer Construct!® has now been formally recognised in Scotland thanks to the key support of the Chartered Institute of Building, and is already piloting in Drummond High School in Edinburgh, Garnock Academy in Kilbirnie, and St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock where student take up and attitude has been impressive.
Comprising an introductory and intermediate programme of study, DEC! has been credit rated onto the SCQF by SQA’s Credit Rating Service at SCQF Levels 4 and 6, both carrying 16 credits. SCQF levels 4 and 6 correspond to level 2 and 4 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
DEC! offers young people numerous opportunities to access a wide variety of career pathways, thanks especially to the innovative ‘Adopt a School’ industry partnership scheme that brings professionals into the classroom to support teachers in educating the future of construction and changing the lives of young people. A wrap around teacher training programme is the icing on the cake.
Join us on Monday 7th March at 11am for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.
Today’s engineer is John Penman, the Sales and Marketing Director for FiFe Fabrications, based in Fife. John started his career making coal cutters and served my apprenticeship as turner/Mechanical engineer. He then progressed his learning by going to college in the evening and gaining experience in various areas in engineering. He has learnt a lot about the sectors he sells into, these include test and measurement/Defence/oil and gas/Audio visual displays.
PA Consulting are challenging students to use the Raspberry Pi to drive innovation in sport and leisure. From creating wearable performance-monitoring technology through to developing a crowd-control app for use in stadiums, your imagination really is the limit!
The Raspberry Pi is one of the most exciting innovations of recent years. This affordable, credit-card-sized computer aims to inspire the next generation of software and hardware engineers to develop their programming skills and take an active interest in innovating across many industries.
An interesting project in which Selex ES are partnering with Craigroyston community High School S1 pupils in Edinburgh on an engineering project. The partnership is hoping to encourage children to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers. Visit their blog at phttps://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/selexs1eng/, to find out more.
Interested in a career in engineering? Would you like to know more about what it involves? Why not join a live interactive Atkins Engineering Consultancy STEM Ambassador Career Presentation with Paula Breslin, who works in Offshore Renewables at present but has also worked in Aerospace in the past.
Find out show he got to where she is today through school and university/ work placements and what its generally like to be an engineer on a day to day basis.
Join us on Thursday 1st October at 9.30am in Glow TV to find out a STEM career.
Hear from James Brewster of Atkins Engineering about his own STEM career and how that might help you in a similar career. James is an engineer in oil and gas and you can find out what he likes about his career and what made him want to get in to it as well as what he studied at school to help him achieve his goal. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask lots of questions during the session and James is looking forward to answering them all for you!