SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) programme supports the Scottish Government’s STEM Education and Training Strategy (November 2017) by engaging learners aged 3-18 and their teachers with a range of innovative STEM projects, developed with our industry partners including OPITO. Our interdisciplinary projects – accompanied by resource kits and teacher CPD courses – support teachers to tackle challenging STEM concepts through engaging activities; while supporting pupils to develop valuable skills and knowledge; to encourage uptake in STEM subjects and careers.
As a Lead Partner of the YESC programme, OPITO believes that the way to encourage the future leaders of the Energy industry and the next generation of engineers and scientists is to encourage young people to get involved in hands-on STEM activities that are engaging, entertaining and informative.
SCDI’s national Celebration of STEM event at the end of term brings teams together from across Scotland to showcase their work to industry experts and take part in a range of challenges to meet those working in the STEM sector to learn about the exciting career opportunities available. The 2018 Celebration of STEM took place at the Glasgow Science Centre in June and over 50 teams taking part.
Highlights of 2017-18 academic year include:
Celebration of STEM - Friday 31st May 2019
OPITO continue to support and sponsor SCDI's annual Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and took part once again this year to assist in judging the various challenges that were set to the pupils. More than 300 young people representing over 50 schools from all over Scotland and as far afield as Peebles and the Western Isles gathered at the Science Centre to take part in the event. Read more: https://www.scdi.org.uk/news-i...