STEM in the Pipeline


An insight for older pupils into how STEM applies to real-life situations within the Oil and Gas sector. 


The STEM in the Pipeline project was developed by TechFest in 2006 in conjunction with industry professionals and is aimed at secondary school pupils aged 16-18. The project runs in three regions in Scotland: Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, Shetland and the Central Belt.

Stem in the Pipeline 1st Place Award Winners 2016: Sedimentary, My Dear Watson - Oldmachar Academy (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)


The project is designed to allow teams of pupils to apply their knowledge of school subjects to a realistic industry project and gives an overview of the variety of job roles available in the Oil and Gas industry.The event runs from August to December and invites teams of 6 students to participate. The project set is a challenging one - to produce a Field Development Plan. 


STEM in the Pipeline compromises of three parts: an interactive Introduction Day, a 16 week period of independent project work at school and a final presentation day. Each part of the project allows the students to advance their knowledge of STEM subjects but also encourages them to develop both their personal and team-work skills. The final stage of the event is a presentation day, where the teams involved present their completed project to a selection of industry professionals. 



2016 Stem in the Pipeline Participants (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)


Students taking part in STEM in the Pipeline can apply for a CREST Award. In 2016, one team from Aberdeen even managed to earn a Gold Level CREST Award for their unique twist on a project. 

STEM in the Pipeline runs in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, Shetland and the Central Belt. For more information, please get in touch! contact us


"They could evaluate our work from an outsider's perspective and they have a wealth of experience that we don't have."
Students, Meldrum Academy. 
"They gave us confidence in what we were doing."
Student, Westhill Academy.
"Very valuable to have their support." 
Teacher, Oldmachar Academy. 






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