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2 Apr 2015

Inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals at Loughborough University

Pupils from three Loughborough schools tackled engineering challenges as part of a special event hosted by the School of Civil and Building Engineering on campus. 

The Bridge to the Future STEM Day was organised by the Leicestershire Education Business Company on behalf of the Great Central Railway. It was attended by the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Loughborough, the Women’s Engineering Society, and Robogals – a not-for-profit organisation run by Loughborough Students’ Union that aims to increase female participation in engineering, science and technology. 

Pupils from Charnwood College, Woodbrook Vale High School and Limehurst Academy took part in a bridge building activity and listened to Nicky Morgan’s talk on the importance of STEM and women in engineering. 

Professor Jacqui Glass, Associate Dean (Enterprise), said: “The day was a great success and gave 30 local children a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience with interactive engineering puzzles and workshops. We hope to have inspired the next generation of STEM professionals and will continue to offer our facilities for future events.”