STEM – Formula 1 Project

This project focused on encouraging young students to take part in STEM careers, especially young girls. Funding from the Alec Dickson trust allowed this group of volunteers to hold a project competition, involving completely free educational support.

This fantastic project focused on encouraging young students, from middle school to high school, to take part in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers, especially young girls. The stereotype is that STEM subjects are difficult and a ‘male’ field of study are still deeply embedded in society, discouraging struggling students or young girls to pursue them. The Project Manager, believed that if she could lead by example and offer completely free educational projects that she could change this.

She was glad to let us know that the competition was a big success among the students, and that more girls engaged with the project! She said it was great to see their enthusiasm for engineering and witness the students developing their presentation, team-working and interpersonal communication skills.


About Alec Dickson Trust

We support young people who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.