2017 was the second year the Engineering the Future for Girls summer school ran in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.
The Engineering the Future for Girls summer school took place between 19-23 of June 2017 and was fully funded by BP and BAM Nutall It was designed to engage girls at the end of S3 in a wide range of engineering challenges that would inspire them to become the next generation of engineers.
More than 450 girls from schools all over Scotland applied for the 100 places that were available. The successful applicants spent a full week participating in activities from several of the departments within the Faculty. Some of the activities they took part in included building a shelter for disaster relief in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, practical activities were also provided by the Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Chemical & Process Engineering; Electronic & Electrical Engineering; and Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management. Lectures were given by staff from the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering.
The summer school also included a full day visit to Duntilland Quarry which was organised by sponsors BAM Nutall Drill and Blast Department, where the girls had a tour of the Quarry and the opportunity to see and speak to site engineers from various backgrounds and at different stages of their career. The highlight of the Quarry visit though was when they were able to witness a blast on the site which was arranged to take place for when they were there!