VCB pupils celebrate National Science and Engineering Week

On Tuesday 11th March, three GCSE and AS students attended a unique event at Queen’s University Belfast entitled ‘Engineering Imagination’. This event further engaged and motivated pupils interested in careers in the field of STEM. Pupils engaged in group work activities during the morning which included working to solve engineering problems. An opportunity to visit the ‘Traces of Peter Rice’ exhibition was enjoyed which highlighted the impressive engineering accomplishments of Queen’s graduate Peter Rice. In the afternoon, the participants visited Harland and Wolff shipyard where they enjoyed a talk from the Head of the Engineering Department and had a chance to see, first hand, the huge oil rig currently under operation. The day concluded with a visit to the graving dock that held the Titanic and a trip to the Mac Theatre in the Cathedral Quarter. Following this event the participants are further enthused in pursuing study and careers in the STEM field. 

 
Engineering Week Logo

Clip courtesy of culturenorthernireland.org

Posted on March 13, 2014 .