BANG GOES DG 2021

bgdg 2021

 

The aim of BGDG is to inform young people about what Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics actually are and how they are involved in numerous sectors and to showcase the many career opportunities that can, do and could exist around them in their futures and to ensure that they remain encouraged that there are careers and opportunities awaiting them. 

Bang Goes DG! 2021 takes place across several platforms – the you tube channel #DYWFlix -     carries a specific ‘Bang Goes DG!’ playlist. -> CLICK HERE TO WATCH

 

BANG GOES DG! LIVE WEBINAR EVENTS:

Events are a mix of presign up and join on the day.

 

MONDAY 24 MAY

ARMY

Adjutants General Corps (AGC)  - Money Matters

A great way to reinforce understanding through the application of an Army scenario whilst utilising basic accounting and mathematical principles to create a budget for a small event.

JOIN ON THE DAY - LIVE EVENT ZOOM LINK: 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN

 

TUESDAY 25 MAY

11.00 UPTREE:

Industry Insights: Careers in STEM

Join our workshop to gain an insight into the world of work and careers in STEM industries and boost your employability.

If you are a UK student aged 16-19 and interested (or think you might be interested) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), then join us for this interactive Careers in STEM Workshop!

Students can either sign up individually or teachers can sign up on behalf of a class and join the session via an in-class projector.

The session will cover:

• Introduction to careers in STEM: companies, jobs roles & salary expectations
• Incredible feats of the STEM industry
• Introduction to the STAR interview technique
• Q&A

JOIN ONLINE ON THE DAY TEAMS LINK

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR REGISTER

1 hour

 

13.30 ABERTAY UNIVERSITY

‘Build me a bridge’ – Materials needed for this event - INSTRUCTION SHEET ATTACHED

This session is an interactive session when you will be talking to a structural engineer about bridges, why they are important and the impact of building them on the environment. The challenge associated with this session ‘Build me A Bridge’ is shared with you beforehand, ‘Save The Day’ and get photos of your ‘Bridges’ ready for discussion!

Video introduction on BGDG playlist (to be played prior to the event) in the BGDG playlist on #DYWFlix : https://youtu.be/52kfFGgkZ68

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 Build me a Bridge

1 HOUR

 

16.00 – UPTREE: INSIGHT INTO UPTREE WORK EXPERIENCE

Are you a teacher, careers lead or parent and interested to find out more about Uptree's online work experience?

 

Uptree is a careers education company which aims to support students to bridge the gap between education and employment.

Through our online work experience sessions, students can meet employers, network with professionals and boost their employability.

Want to find out more about us and how it all works?

Join our 30 minute information session aimed at teachers, careers professionals and parents.

 

Agenda

Introduction to Uptree

Our partners

Online work experience: how it works and benefits

Upcoming opportunities

How to get involved

Q&A

Who should attend?

Careers professionals, teachers and parents interested to find out more.

If you're a student and want to learn more, please join our Careers in STEM event on 25th May at 11.00am.

REGISTER NOW:   

Insight into Uptree Work Experience Tickets, Tue 25 May 2021 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

30 minutes

 

 

WEDNESDAY 26th MAY

10.00 - LANTRA

VIRTRURAL: GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAND BASED TALENT

This virtual information session for teachers and career influencers on land-based and aquaculture STEM careers is being delivered as part of the Bang Goes DG! events programme.

There are multiple pathways into a career in STEM including Apprenticeships, further and higher education - this means that a career in STEM is open to everyone!

At Lantra Scotland, we want to make sure that teachers and career influencers are aware of the wide range of STEM opportunities that exist within the land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector, and provide you with some resources that will support careers education in the classroom.

The event will be held via Microsoft Teams - please provide your contact details when registering to send the meeting link nearer the event.

REGISTER NOW BY CLICKING HERE

1 hour

 

 

11.00 ABERTAY UNIVERSITY

ENERGY FROM WASTE

Join us on a virtual site visit to a new Energy from Waste site in Dundee. In this event we will showcase the activities happening on at a brand new facility. The site visit will be delivered by Dr Rebecca Wade, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences at Abertay University.  Energy from Waste (or EfW) is the generation of electricity and/or usable heat from non-recyclable waste that would otherwise go to landfill but instead is burned to generate electricity and/or heat.​ The heat from the burning waste is used to boil water and generate steam which turns a turbine to drive a generator.​                                                                                                                             

The MVV Baldovie site operates by producing energy from waste.​ This is a form of renewable energy which reduces the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels while also replacing landfill. Join us on a virtual site visit and find out more.

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Virtual Field Trip - Renewable Energy - Energy from Waste

 

 

13.30 – ROYAL ENGINEERS

BUILD A BASE!

Join us for a #STEM based problem solving exercise designed around engineering construction and methods used in real life. The aim of the lesson is to introduce students to design, workforce requirements and time appreciation when delivering projects.

 

JOIN ON THE DAY VIA THIS ZOOM LINK

 

 

THURSDAY 27th MAY

11.00 – SCOPE: ASK ME ANYTHING! STUDYING PHYSICS WITH SCOPE

A joint event by SCOPE and Strathclyde's Physics Society to have your questions answered about studying at the University of Strathclyde.

Ever wondered what it’s like to study physics? Have any questions about university life?

Come join University of Strathclyde’s Physics Society and SCOPE as they answer your questions about studying physics at university. Simply ask your question on slido (link given upon signup) and then join in on the DYW Dumfries&Galloway you tube channel, #DYWflix show streamed live to have your questions answered!

REGISTER NOW : 

Ask Me Anything - Studying Physics at University with SCOPE Tickets, Thu 27 May 2021 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

 

13.30 ABERTAY UNIVERSITY: THINKING ABOUT UNI?

Are you thinking about University? 

Join Claire, Abertay's Widening Access Officer to find out more about what's on offer at Abertay University. There will be information on the application process, the different courses available and what it's like to be a student at Abertay.   You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and you'll leave the session with much more knowledge to help you when considering your future options.

 

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Are You Thinking About University?

45minutes

 

FRIDAY 28th MAY

10.00 – ABERTAY UNIVERSITY: BROUGHTY FERRY FLOOD VIRTUAL SITE TOUR

Join us on a virtual site visit to Broughty Ferry Flood protection Scheme. In this event we will showcase the activities happening on a live construction site. The site visit will be delivered by Dr Rebecca Wade, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences at Abertay University.                                                                                                                                         

Field trips are a really important and informative part of our teaching. The experience of getting out on site and showing students real-world examples to support their classroom learning is really valuable. With Covid-19 we have had to get creative in order to offer this experience to our students. With fantastic projects like the Broughty Ferry Flood Protection Scheme happening on our doorstep we got to work developing virtual site visits as an alternative to the real thing. Students from Abertay Civil and Environmental Engineering programme and our partner institutions have really enjoyed this experience, and we hope you do too.

 

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Virtual Field Trip - Broughty Ferry Flood Protection Scheme

 1 Hour

 

 

ARMY AIR CORPS

The Sky is the Limit

Find out about Army aircraft, and begin to apply technical and mathematical knowledge to plan operations.

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The #BGDG playlist (amongst others) on #DYWFlix has content available now for inclusion in the weeks celebration.  Further content will be added from our contributors during May including Series 2 of ‘Science in the Classroom’ starring the Science Dept of Dumfries High School and several special ‘Insights’ episodes.