Prestwick Aerospace STEM Week

Glasgow Prestwick Airport will again be hosting the Prestwick Aerospace STEM week.

The annual five day STEM event is back for it’s third year. This year’s STEM week is in partnership with Dumfries House – Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre, The Glasgow Science Centre, The University of Strathclyde, Ayrshire College, The Scottish International Airshow, South Ayrshire Council, Scottish Enterprise, and the members of the Prestwick Aerospace Community.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport will welcome 750 S1 and S2 pupils over the course of the week. This event is open to schools from across west and central Scotland.

When

August 27 of August to 31 August – 9:30 to 2:00 daily

Where

Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Aviation House
Prestwick
KA9 2PL

What

The event will comprise of an exhibition space with representation from leading West of Scotland companies and educators, with interactive displays and STEM ambassadors who will be able to engage with S1/S2 students about careers in STEM and pathways to different job roles.

In addition to the exhibition, pre-booked students will be able to access three STEM workshops covering topics in Engineering, Life Sciences and Renewable technology.

 

Workshops

Young Engineers – The Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre

In a new workshop students will interact with the STEM team from Dumfries house whose activities are designed to give pupils a STEM experience which challenge them to imagine, design, build and test solutions to real world problems. Through applying their skills and knowledge to create these solutions, they aim to give young people an insight into the exciting and valued career choices open to them with continued study of the STEM subjects through their school years and beyond.

Renewable Energy – LEGO Land Yachts – The Glasgow Science Centre

Pupils work together and with the experts from the Glasgow Science Centre to design, build and race a mini land yacht using the principles of iterative design to optimise their creation. This is a marathon, not a sprint! Which model will travel furthest?

Life SciencesCrime Scene Investigation: USS Alba – University of Strathclyde

Students will work with Dr Kirsty and her team of research scientists to solve a mystery in space.

Oxygen in space is rare, which makes it an extremely valuable resource. When oxygen cylinders for the space suits on the USS Alba start going missing, it falls to you to investigate the crime. Side-by-side with researchers from the University of Strathclyde, you will use the latest scientific forensic techniques to follow the evidence, find the missing cylinders and identify the culprit.

How to book your pupils place

This week is now fully booked, any bookings from now will be placed on our reserve list.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport will coordinate bookings. Please populate Prestwick Aerospace STEM week – booking form

On confirmation of your booking, schools will be required to sign up to the terms and conditions for this event.

Please note, event organisers will not be providing transport to and from the event.