STEM - S1 - Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award

Dalziel High School with Amec Foster Wheeler worked with a small group of pupils (10) in a pilot scheme to enter the pupils for the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award 2013-2014.

The brief : If you were an engineer in Scotland what would you invent and why?

The pupils had to discussion with an engineer about how to design a product. Our pupils had a talk with Steve King (Amec Foster Wheeler) and they designed their product and wrote a text with a detailed diagram explaining what it was and how it would help society.

From all the entries one of our pupils, Morgan Joyce (S2) was selected as a winning entry for Secondary Level for Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.

A total of 77 schools across Scotland submitted entries. It is an excellent achievement to have been selected from the 3000+ entries.

The winning entries had been hand selected by a number of high profile people in Engineering, including Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, Dr Peter Hughes, former Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, Susan Scurlock, Chief Executive and Founder of Primary Engineer, Nina Baker, Engineering Historian and Consultant on Gender Diversity in STEM and Gordon Masterton, Chairman at Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

Morgan received her certificate and prize at a private reception of the Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award exhibition taking place in the Barony Hall University of Strathclyde on 28th March 2014. Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, presented the awards to winning students. On the success of this pilot scheme, Dalziel High School are currently presenting all S1 pupils (180 total) for this award in the academic year 2014-2015.

Since thn all S1 pupils in Dalziel High School take part in this event.