University of Glasgow set to launch Summer STEM Academy for lockdown learning

The Summer STEM Academy is a series of online science and engineering workshops aimed at school pupils and teachers which has been arranged by Dr Margaret Ritchie from The University of Glasgow School of Chemistry. There are 26 workshops in all, covering topics like robotics, biodiversity, space colonisation, climate change and aeronautical engineering, each with video introductions and worksheets to help pupils do their own experiments and activities at home.

In addition to workshops designed by academics from the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier, there are contributions from academic and industry partners like SS Explorer, BioCity UK, Heart of Midlothian F.C., the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

This is the third STEM Academy event – over the last two years, Dr Ritchie has organised in-person events to bring high school pupils from across Scotland to Glasgow to get a preview of student life, participate in classes to see how science is taught at university level, and visit the BioCity Scotland campus to see how fundamental science is applied in industry.