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STEM Opportunities

S1 - S2 Opportunities

Our STEM partner Jacobs is one of the world’s most successful design, engineering and construction companies and is offering S2 pupils the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience with them.

The placement will be based at their Glasgow City Centre location, with some site visits and run from Monday 17th to Friday the 21st February 2020.

If you are interested in a job in engineering/environmental or other STEM industries, then see Mrs Iafrate for an application form.

There are only a few places available and competition is always high. Completed applications will be due Thursday the 30th of January.

We all know how passionate our young people are about climate change and that tackling its effects is an issue that civil engineers face on a daily basis.

The Hunter Foundation is offering secondary pupils from across Scotland the chance to win a table for their school at a high-profile charity dinner with Sir David Attenborough as the guest speaker. The dinner will be held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on 18th February 2020 and the closing date for entries is Friday 7th February 2020.

https://www.thehunterfoundation.co.uk/scotlands-climate-champions/

Pupils need to submit a piece of content that summarises what their school would do if given the opportunity to address the global climate emergency – what would they change, why would they change it and how.

The Institution of Civil Engineers is happy to support pupils if they need to speak to a civil engineer about their ideas!

Good luck to anyone who enters and please let Mrs Iafrate know if you do.

Interested in taking part in a creative engineering challenge? 

The Scottish Engineering Leaders Award competition is open to students between the ages of 3 and 19. Pupils are asked to answer the question “If you were an engineer what would you do?”

The competition asks pupils to find a problem, invent a solution, draw it, explain it and then send it in.

In 2017/18 the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award engaged with over 37,000 children across the UK who all receive at least a certificate. They are now being supported by the RAF, the University of Strathclyde, Terumo Aortic, Weir Group, Skills Development Scotland, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and Clyde Marine Training in Scotland and will be holding our award ceremony at the Barony Hall, Glasgow in June next year. Entries from schools in Scotland will be on display at our public exhibition at the Barony.

To find out more and register visit www.leadersaward.com

Science club takes place every Monday lunchtime in room P11.

This page will continually be updated with new and exciting STEM opportunities as and when they become available.

S3 - S6 Opportunities

We all know how passionate our young people are about climate change and that tackling its effects is an issue that civil engineers face on a daily basis.

The Hunter Foundation is offering secondary pupils from across Scotland the chance to win a table for their school at a high-profile charity dinner with Sir David Attenborough as the guest speaker. The dinner will be held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on 18th February 2020 and the closing date for entries is Friday 7th February 2020.

https://www.thehunterfoundation.co.uk/scotlands-climate-champions/

Pupils need to submit a piece of content that summarises what their school would do if given the opportunity to address the global climate emergency – what would they change, why would they change it and how.

The Institution of Civil Engineers is happy to support pupils if they need to speak to a civil engineer about their ideas!

Good luck to anyone who enters and please let Mrs Iafrate know if you do.

The 2020 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 15-19 June 2020 and applications are now being invited via the online application system. 

Now in its 17th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level. 

Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at
http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/scottishspaceschool/

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19 January 2020.

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the programme, please email: scottishspaceschool@strath.ac.uk

Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers.

It is a free summer school taking place at Strathclyde University, on the 8-12 June 2020. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 25 November 2019 and no applications can be accepted after this date.

For more information visit the STEM at Jordanhill web page or visit:

https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls/applicationprocess/

If you are in S3 or S4 and have a passion for STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), then why not apply for 3 days at a leading UK university with an INSPIRE course. Each Inspire course is a mixture of exciting hands-on activities and personal development sessions.

If you are interested then apply at https://www.etrust.org.uk/inspire-courses or find out more information at https://www.etrust.org.uk/inspire.

Applications must be submitted before the end of October.

Or alternatively see Mr McGinlay or Mrs Iafrate for more details.

We are pleased to offer a one-week work experience with our STEM partner, Jacobs Engineering, in Glasgow. This will run from Monday 10th to Friday 14th June. If you are a  current S5 pupil interested in pursuing a career in engineering and would like to apply for a place, please complete the application form that has been emailed home to all S5 households. The completed application form should be emailed to Mrs Iafrate at jo_iafrateg@jordanhill.glasgow.sch.uk by Thursday 30th May.  

Interested pupils may have to complete a phone interview due to limited spaces and high demand.

If you have any questions, please contact me in the Science department.

Mrs Iafrate

29th – 31st July Residential Course

Girls aged 15-17 from schools across the UK are invited to apply for a fully funded place at this unique residential conference hosted by the University of Aberdeen.

The conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to explore engineering both in a university setting and in the workplace. Staying in halls of residence supervised by experienced teachers, successful applicants will benefit from a travel bursary and a highly interactive programme rich with hands-on activities and face to face time with female engineers. A visit to BP North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen will also allow participants to interact with engineers in the workplace.  The organisers have a long standing commitment to Widening Access to Higher Education and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.

There are 45 places available at this conference. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their application and a school reference.

Application deadline Friday 29 March 2019.

The detailed programme of events is to be confirmed but a draft of the general outline of the conference and details of how to apply can be found via the following link:

Women in Engineering Conference 2019

The online application system for Nuffield Research Placements 2019 is open.

The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2019 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level. We are also now placing students into Social Science placements where there is an aspect of analysis, statistical investigation and mathematics involved, so the placements are very wide ranging. The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. They also provide students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers. This is a wonderful opportunity.

To be eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement, students must:

  • Be over 16 years old
  • Be in full-time state-funded education in the UK
  • Have at least 5 National 5 / GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level B / 6 or above, including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject)
  • Be studying one or more Scottish Higher, A-level (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, psychology, computing, statistics or maths
  • Be able to spend several weeks (4-6) of their summer holiday working on a research project

Students must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Come from a family with a combined household income of below £30,000 a year
  • Be entitled to free schools meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
  • Be the first in their immediate family to participate in higher education (not including any older siblings). This means neither of their parents/carers have participated in higher education, either in the UK or another country. If their siblings have attended higher education, but their parents/carers have not, they are eligible.
  • Be living, or have lived in, local authority care

If you meet the above criteria:

Interested in taking part in a creative engineering challenge? 

The Scottish Engineering Leaders Award competition is open to students between the ages of 3 and 19. Pupils are asked to answer the question “If you were an engineer what would you do?”

The competition asks pupils to find a problem, invent a solution, draw it, explain it and then send it in.

In 2017/18 the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award engaged with over 37,000 children across the UK who all receive at least a certificate. They are now being supported by the RAF, the University of Strathclyde, Terumo Aortic, Weir Group, Skills Development Scotland, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and Clyde Marine Training in Scotland and will be holding our award ceremony at the Barony Hall, Glasgow in June next year. Entries from schools in Scotland will be on display at our public exhibition at the Barony.

To find out more and register visit www.leadersaward.com

Registrations are now open for EDT’s, Year in Industry (YINI) scheme for 2019/20 placements

What is YINI?

A paid job opportunity for School leavers to;

  • Test-drive a potential career
  • Add relevant skills and work experience to their CV
  • Make informed decisions on which Education/Career path is right for them
  • Build links with Employers
  • Gain an Industrial Accreditation
  • Go into the world of work with the support from the YINI scheme

Who is YINI for?

YINI is open to any student with the Right to Work in the UK, who might be considering either;

  • An Apprenticeship
  • Studying a Degree at University (completing YINI before University as a paid Gap Year )
  • Or maybe unsure whether to continue into higher education or go straight into employment

Most placements are in:                Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths

Smaller number in:                          Business, Finance, IT, HR or Marketing

When & How can students Register?

Current S6 students:                            Registrations will close on 31st May 2019

Students register online here:            http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry/apply-now

This page will continually be updated with new and exciting STEM opportunities as and when they become available.

Are you 16 – 17? try before you apply with Headstart…

EDT are providing up to a week long summer placement at your choice of top university. There are lots of STEM courses to choose from and decide whether it is the one for you before filling in your UCAS application. 

You will also get the chance to experience uni life and make some important contacts.

Apply online at www.etrust.org.uk/headstart

See Mrs Iafrate for the 2019 programme leaflet 

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