Girls To Enjoy Engineering Sessions At SERC

Engineering Workshop set to inspire 4 to12 year old girls

Engineering Workshop set to inspire 4 to12 year old girls

You can Engineer It is the theme for innovative workshops designed to introduce young girls to engineering at SERC.

They are taking place at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) 9.30–3.00pm on Saturday 15 October at Bangor Campus; Saturday 12 November at Lisburn Campus; and Saturday 26 November at Downpatrick Campus.

The free to attend half day workshops, developed by SERC with funding from the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

This follow on from the College’s successful We Can Engineer It project which produced an online engagement tool to gather views from women and girls about engineering and barriers to the profession.

Book your free session for You can Engineer It: (l-r) SERC Engineering Curriculum Managers Aine McGreeghan and Trudy Patterson.

Aine McGreeghan, Engineering Curriculum Manager at SERC said: “Our family workshops in Downpatrick, Bangor and Lisburn and aim to raise awareness of engineering as a career option for girls aged 4-12.  

“We will conduct a series of Engineering-related experiments and challenges with the families.

“This will provide inspiration for parents/guardians in helping develop the girls’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills.  It’s set to be a really fun event!”

“We are encouraging participants to get their thinking caps on, ahead of the workshops, by designing a robot that could help them or someone else in their everyday life. 

“The children can bring their drawing, diagram, or model along on the day. Our student volunteers will pick the winners at each of the three workshops.

“And there’s a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher.”

Parents/guardians will remain with children at chosen workshop session and lunch will be provided for everyone attending.

You can book your free session at: