Engineering Wonder: UWS - PACE Theatre company hosted workshops for youg people

Kosmala, K. (Organiser), Viza, E. (Presenter), Jenni Mason (Host), Alison McCandlish (Contributor), Hannah Brackston (Contributor)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Description

Prof Kosmala and Dr VIza has established new partnership with PACE theatre company under tPaisley 2021’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund Award and the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Award.
This new UWS and PACE Theatre Company partnership was established to deliver an interactive, drama-based workshop hoped to inspire primary school children to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The workshop, named ‘Engineering Wonder’, held Monday 22nd October 2018 at PACE Theatre Company’s Paisley studios, encouraging local families to come along to the free, interactive event. The workshop is aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 12 and will explore gender-based stereotypes and how to challenge them through creative drama performances.

The event hosted a range of discussions looking at how young people’s underlying qualities could be essential in helping them succeed in STEM careers, and essentially, how to bring more diversity to STEM.
Period22 Oct 2018
Degree of RecognitionRegional