Bangor Academy Engineers Pathways into a STEM Career in a virtual field trip to the bottom of the Irish Sea.

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Engineers Pathways into a STEM Career in a virtual field trip to the bottom of the Irish Sea.Mutually Beneficial – Local Company, Mutual Energy, shares its story of engineering innovation with local schools.

What happens when the power cable delivering electricity into Northern Ireland springs a leak? Who’s going to work out where the problem is and how to fix it? What if the problem lies at the bottom of the Irish Sea? 

Sixth Form pupils from Bangor Academy got the chance to meet the engineers who faced this problem and solved it. The virtual field trip gave pupils the opportunity to ask engineers from Mutual Energy about what a career in engineering really involves, what skills are needed and how to take the first step on the pathway to a STEM* career. (*Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College, in association with Education Authority TV and Mutual Energy filmed a media package that can now be accessed by any school pupil in Northern Ireland. The short film will tell the story of Mutual Energy’s quest to find and fix weak spots in the sea bed cable which supplies much of NI with electricity.

Bangor Academy would like to thank all four of the engineers from the Management Team at Mutual Energy for their time and expertise and EA TV for making a film which other schools can now use as a brilliant example of local engineers at work.