STEM subjects are focus for summer school

Group shot: STEM Summer School

STEM subjects are focus for summer school

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects were the focus of an exciting summer school at Forth Valley College this week (1-5 August).

A total of 18 secondary school pupils from the Forth Valley area signed up for the fun and engaging course which looked at various aspects of these important disciplines through experiments and theory.

Other projects that were investigated by the group included: The Internet of Things, Augmented Reality Board Games, Poison in Blood and the Manufacture of Biological Drugs (eg. monoclonal antibody) from cell culture fermentation.

Scientist Jon Welch who works for pharmaceutical giants Charles River also gave the students the benefit of his vast experience on Thursday 4 August.

Lindsay Brown a lecturer in the Department of Applied Science, Mathematics and Engineering, said:

“It has been going really well and the students have been learning all about electricity through renewable and non-renewable methods. They also built their own motors and wind turbines and they have all been really enthusiastic in what we are teaching them. It will stand them in good stead for continuing their studies at school and beyond.”

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