Future scientists aim for the skies at
Thornton Science Park
THE scientists and engineers of the future have been honing their skills during
a number of workshops at the University of Chester's Thornton Science Park.
Year 8 and 9 pupils from schools across the North West and beyond, as well as
RAF cadets, learnt how to build (and successfully fly) a computer controlled
airship. They also took part in a simulated cyber intelligence and digital
forensics operation to bring cyber criminals to justice.
In total, over the last 2 months, 280 young people have participated in STEM
(Science Technology Engineering and Maths) workshops organised by the University
of Chester's Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Royal Air Force.
Among the schools taking part have been:-
► Ercall Wood Technical College, Telford
► Knutsford Academy, Knutsford
► Merchant Taylors' Boys School, Crosby
► Penketh High School, Warrington
► Sir William Stanier Community School, Crewe
► St John Plessington Catholic College, Bebington, Wirral
► The Mosslands School, Wallasey
► University Academy Warrington
► Upton by Chester High School.
Angela Lupton, HE STEM Co-ordinator at the Faculty of Science and Engineering,
said:- "We always receive excellent feedback from our workshops and this series
has been no exception. It is always a pleasure to see the inspiration and
enjoyment that the pupils gain from these experiences. We would also like to
thank the RAF for their help in making this possible.
Throughout the year, we host a variety of free STEM events, designed to inspire
young people and raise awareness of higher level study and future career
opportunities in STEM industries. If you are interested in coming along, please
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