Yesterday afternoon 45 pupils in S3 who are studying National 5 Engineering Science were given an insight into how different Engineers work with each other, at an event arranged by Miss Catriona Rae from our Design, Engineering and Technology Department.
Five engineers, covering the disciplines of Structural, Energy, Building Services, Civil, Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, made presentations about the fields of Engineering they worked in.
The pupils had been set a task in groups before the afternoon, requiring them to focus on different types of Engineering and to produce a piece of work about the field of Engineering they were researching. After the presentations the pupils visited the engineers to ask relevant questions to help them complete their tasks.
The afternoon was very successful with relevant and stimulating presentations and the engineers were asked some excellent questions. The pupils were left with an understanding of Engineering as a possible career and some were hopefully inspired to become the next generation of engineers.