Statoil helps students prepare to become “Heroes of Tomorrow”

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Months of hard science by budding young students at an Aberdeen school came to an end yesterday when they presented their projects at TechFest last week.

TechFest’s Heroes of Tomorrow event, sponsored by Statoil, had pupils from S1 to S6 from Northfield Academy give short presentations to their families and peers on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Sarah Chew, managing director of Techfest, said: “Statoil’s Heroes of Tomorrow programme is closely aligned with Techfest’s aim to engage young people in the four main STEM subjects.

“Statoil’s aim is to encourage them to go on to follow a career which utilises these skills by demonstrating that they are fun as well as relevant in day to day life.

Gunnar Breivik, managing director for Statoil Production UK, said: “It is very important to Statoil, and to the wider oil and gas industry, that we attract the next generation of scientists and engineers.

“Through the TechFest Heroes of Tomorrow event, we’re pleased to support these talented young people from Aberdeen and the north-east.”

Students presented projects on a variety of topics, not just in relation to the oil and gas industry but also to geothermal energy, space and time travel, and DNA.

Breivik added: “We hope this experience will encourage them to build on their passion and knowledge of STEM subjects and strive for future success in this area.”

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