Students become engineers for a day

Secondary school students in Scotland had the opportunity to spend a day in the life of scientists and engineers. The ‘Get Energised’ programme, funded by the ScottishPower Foundation, aims to encourage […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Secondary school students in Scotland had the opportunity to spend a day in the life of scientists and engineers.

The ‘Get Energised’ programme, funded by the ScottishPower Foundation, aims to encourage students to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

They got the chance to look into areas such as landscape, renewable energy and weather.

Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer ScottishPower Foundation said: “Here in Scotland there is currently a shortage of pupils taking STEM subjects, yet we have a fantastic reputation for producing great scientists, inventors and engineers.

“Our goal is to help continue this legacy, by inspiring pupils in Edinburgh and across Scotland, to continue their studies of science throughout secondary school and potentially into a career.”