STEM on Saturday Trips - Fact Finding, Fun and Food!
Ms Faria reports on the fascinating activities covered by the STEM on Saturdays club. Read on!
Our STEM Club has been involved in some amazing events on Saturdays, where we had the opportunity to learn a lot about STEM Careers, STEM research, STEM activities and occasionally enjoy some really nice food (thank you, TfL).
In October, Chanel Munroe (Year 10), Doran Elliott, Hasan Boran, Melih Civici and Rayan Mokhtari (Year 8) attended the IEEE Open Day at the University of Westminster. They solved some engineering problems, attended a lecture about the applications of Trigonometry to Computer Generated Models and watched some really advanced demonstrations of developments in Robotics. With a little bit of time to spare, on our way back to the tube, we also managed to take a sneak peak at the Wellcome Collection's exhibitions and take some glamorous selfies in its beautiful reading room.
In April, Takunda Crowley, Egemen Genc, Jewel Ntiamoah, Mosun Amoo Ojubanire (Year 7), Melih Civici, Hasan Boran, Mustafa Balde (Year 8) and Chanel Munroe (Year 10) attended the Imperial Festival of Science at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College. We watched a fantastic presentation by the Science Museum of explosive and noisy Science demonstrations, spoke to scientists and engineers at the forefront of some amazing engineering projects, from the areas of Medicine to Space Exploration, learned some CPR techniques and did many practical activities around the campus. In the end, we ran out of time to do everything we had picked out from the programme and came back wishing we could have stayed for longer. We will definitely be back next year, just a bit earlier.
In May, Yutin Wang, Jessica Chapman, Kamile Steponaityte (Year 7), Melih Civici, Hasan Boran (Year 8) Chanel Munroe, Soad Al-Risheq and Shahina Ali (Year 10) attended the TfL Engineering Youth Participation Day, in the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. We were served some excellent food during the opening networking session and met some very interesting and motivated people working for and interested in Engineering. We then attended a short lecture about careers in TfL and were all surprised with the amazing range of qualifications that allow you to work and learn with the organisation. Throughout the rest of the day, we worked in groups to solve some challenges in programming, planning and fact finding. After a delicious lunch, the youngest people at the event, our very own Year 7 girls, came home with a prize for winning a planning challenge involving mapping and timetabling. We couldn't be more proud!
If you are interested in being part of the STEM Club and come along to this type of event next year, speak to Ms Faria to register your interest by the end of October.