Secondary school pupils across the North-east will have the opportunity to explore future career paths within the energy industries at the Heroes of Tomorrow event next week.

The joint event, run by TechFest and sponsored by Equinor, provides an insight into STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and how they are used in the sector, in collaboration with the Science Museum, London and Equinor.

The inspiring two-day event gives S1 and S2 pupils a chance to share their enthusiasm for STEM subjects and experience the complex applications of science.

Interested students who are excited about a career in the relevant industries will take part.

Heroes of Tomorrow will take pupils on a scientific journey while helping them develop their confidence and public speaking skills as they present to their peers on science and mathematical topics.

Each day will see a jam-packed programme full of lessons for pupils to learn all about a future in the industry. Career sessions and panels will take place in addition to workshops on topics including safety and wind energy.

Following the success of last year’s collaboration with the Science Museum, London the experienced team are back again to inspire the pupils with its ‘Supercool Show’.

Complete with loud noises, flashes and bangs, the visually eye-catching show is themed around heat transfer and is highly engaging for pupils whilst also fitting in with the national curriculum.

Bringing science to life, students will see first-hand the effects of liquid nitrogen as well as what it feels like to touch a cloud or make instant ice cream.

Heroes of Tomorrow will also take pupils on a journey in the ‘Learn How to Rock It’ workshop.

Presented by Equinor, the pupils will learn how science has been at work for millions of years and discover how the oil and gas industry continues to push the boundaries of technology.

Managing director of TechFest, Sarah Chew said: “Heroes of Tomorrow is a brilliant way of showing young pupils the exciting opportunities STEM subjects offer. The feedback we’ve had in the past has always been incredibly positive and hosting such an engaging event has been hugely beneficial to pupils understanding of a career in the energy sector.”

Hedda Felin, senior vice president, UK and Ireland Offshore, Equinor, said: “The energy industry depends on advances in science, technology, engineering and maths. Investing in the next generation of scientists and engineers is key to providing energy in a sustainable way. We are proud to inspire these young ‘Heroes of Tomorrow’ to improve the world in which we live through this event.”

Equinor’s Heroes of Tomorrow programme supports young people to strive for future success in STEM related subjects.

Equinor also sponsors the TechFest Festival, NASA in Aberdeen, Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum, London and the annual Young Imagineers competition.

Each year, TechFest also runs the highly popular TechFest science festival which attracts tens of thousands of children and adults to a series of STEM-based events in and around Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, as well as a year-round programme of educational events for schools and young people.

Heroes of Tomorrow will be held on Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16 at Robert Gordon University.

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