Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls
29-30 January 2018
Building on the success of their ‘Engineering the Future for Girls’ summer school, which has been delivered over the past two years, Weir-Wise are delighted to announce the introduction of a new programme for S2 girls which will launch in January 2018. Through participation in team-based challenges, Young WEIR-WISE is designed to open young female students’ eyes to the excitement of a career in engineering, and consequently, to encourage them not to give up physical sciences at National 5.
The Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls programme is being delivered in collaboration with the Weir Group – one of Scotland’s oldest and best-known global engineering companies, with a current workforce of 14,000. The leaflet below provides further information on the 2-day programme and is a fantastic opportunity for those with a talent for mathematics or physical sciences.
The programme is fully-funded by the Weir Group and student costs, including a contribution towards travel costs, will be covered. The programme is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the University of Strathclyde Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils. For the pupils’ convenience, Weir-Wise will arrange for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.
Pupils should apply at https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/weir-wise/ using the online application form. The deadline for applications is 1 October 2017. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet early in November to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 10 November 2017. An automated email is sent to teachers informing them of the application submitted and requesting a supporting statement. The supporting statement for each student will be submitted online using a designated link by 15 October 2017, for the application to be considered.
If you would like any further information on the programme, please contact Weir-Wise by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org , alternatively you can contact Mr McCarthy at the school who will be happy to help you.