Success in the 2018 Go4SET STEM competition!
Go4SET is an environmentally themed 10 week STEM project for 12-14 year olds, aimed at inspiring students towards STEM-related careers. This year, Meldrum Academy put forward two teams, both kindly sponsored by STORK, a local asset integrity company. Both teams have worked incredibly hard, giving up lunch times and after school, in order to work to a very tight deadline. They each had to produce a written report, a 5-minute presentation, and an exhibition stand and model.
Thursday 24th May was the Celebration and Assessment day, held at the Park Inn hotel in Aberdeen. Mrs Burgess and Mrs Warren accompanied 12 enthusiastic second year pupils, along with their models, posters and reports. They set up their stands, and both teams gave excellent presentations and answered questions from their assessors.
Meldrum Power On Pupils (Ryan Green, Rebecca Rush, Heather Rae, Freya Cousins, Sam McKenzie and Issy Jones) chose the topic ‘Our Electronic Environment’, and developed a motion-controlled lighting and thermostat device, aimed at reducing energy waste in schools and other public buildings.
Meldrum Stingers (Amy Rattray, Cayden Brown, Ross Chalmers, Max Walker, Hamish Riddoch and Thomas Fraser) chose the topic ‘Create Sport’, which involved designing a sports stadium powered mostly by renewable energy.
Mrs Burgess and Mrs Warren are very proud of both teams; all pupils conducted themselves in a mature manner and did a great job representing Meldrum Academy. They will gain accreditation as Bronze Level Industrial Cadets, and can apply for a Silver CREST award.
Out of the eight teams competing on the day, Meldrum Stingers were the overall winners! They now travel to Glasgow in June to compete in the Scottish final. Watch this space!