• Question: You have said that you would use the prize money to inpire students to consider STEM careers, give 2 examples of how you would do this?

    Asked by Toni Broom Broom Carr to Stacey on 16 Jun 2017.
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      Stacey Marple answered on 16 Jun 2017:

      Hi Toni, I belive one of the biggest obstacles to getting people into engineering is the lack of visibility of the different areas and careers in engineering. If you don’t know it exists how can you want to do that job. So I want to let students meet engineers and see the different jobs they do. Secondly I think people are put off engineering because it is hard to see the practical application of maths and science in a useful way (they also think it’s boring), so I want to do a practical task like showing them how to programme a robot and it relation to maths and science, so they can try engineering and see the practical applications. Good question, have a nice weekend.