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STEM Challenge (SMD, Newcastle)

STEM Challenge (SMD, Newcastle)

29 November 2018
Venue: SMD, Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, High Flatworth, North Shields, Newcastle NE29 7UT

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The STEM Challenge, led and organised by Subsea UK and supported by The Smallpeice Trust, sees teams of second year students take part in regional heats across the country to earn their place in the final.  The new initiative aims to encourage school pupils in STEM subjects to consider a career in the subsea sector.

The aims of this day are to:
•    Inform pupils about the subsea industry.
•    Enthuse pupils about a career within subsea industries; offshore wind, wave energy, tidal power, subsea mining, oil and gas sectors, defence and ocean science.
•    Provide pupils with an opportunity to work alongside industry professionals.

Programme outline:
•    Opening address and introduction
•    Guest industry speakers
•    Build, program and market a ROV using Lego Mindstorm® EV3 kit
•    Tour of the venue
•    Closing address and questions
•    Prizes and announcement of the winning team who get to go to the final at Subsea 7 in Aberdeen (6th March 2019)

Confirmed Participating Schools

Royal Grammar School, Newcastle
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
St Mary's Catholic School
Cramlington Learning Village
Barnard Castle School
The Duchess’s Community High School
High Tunstall College of Science
Norham High School
Churchill Community College
Newcastle School for Boys

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