In November 2018 the School of Engineering hosted the launch event for Go4SET, a 10-week STEM project for 12-14 year olds run by the Engineering Development Trust.

Over 50 school pupils from eight schools in Aberdeenshire were welcomed to the University by Prof Igor Guz, Head of School of Engineering. Our students from the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Engineers without Borders also helped with one of the team building activities – the balloon chair challenge.

In February 2019 the Go4SET celebration and assessment day was hosted in Elphinstone hall by the School of Engineering.  The pupils worked in teams to propose a solution to a problem, write a report, build a model and then present their idea to judges on the day. Eight teams from schools in Aberdeenshire competed. Dr Peter Dunning, a lecturer in the School of Engineering who took part in the judging, said: “I have been impressed and inspired by the effort, research, ingenuity, team work and determination showed by all teams at the event – it was very difficult to pick the winner.” We are delighted to support this excellent opportunity for young children and look forward to working with EDT in the future.

More information on the Go4SET initiative can be found on