Westhill heroes of tomorrow take to the stage

25/02/15 TECHFEST 2015- Statoil sponsored Heroes of Tomorrow talk-Sonnie Ifezulike-geothermal -westhill academy-
25/02/15 TECHFEST 2015- Statoil sponsored Heroes of Tomorrow talk-Sonnie Ifezulike-geothermal -westhill academy-

Months of hard work by budding young scientists from Westhill Academy came to an end when they presented their projects at a new science communication event last week.

Sponsored by Statoil, the ‘Heroes of Tomorrow’ event featured students from S1-S6 giving short presentations to their families and peers on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topic they are passionate about.

The event, which aims to engage the next generation of students in science communication, took place at the University of Aberdeen. The youngsters were allowed to choose any STEM subjects, from CREST Awards projects to STEM inspired hobbies or interests and some of the topics to be presented include DNA, space and time travel, geothermal energy and oil and gas.

Westhill Academy sisters Sonnie Ifezulike (S2) and Chizzy Ifezulike (S1) gave separate presentations on geothermal energy and ‘Beyond oil and gas’.

Sarah Chew, TechFest Managing Director, 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.

“All the participants gave great presentations in what was a fun-filled evening covering a variety of fantastic topics.”