STEM in the Pipeline

STEM Pipeline

STEM in the Pipeline is one of TechFest’s key events across our annual programme. This project is available to S6 pupils and runs from September to December. The project is designed for teams of pupils (max. of 6 pupils per team) to compete in a realistic project set within the Energy Industry.

Each part of the process allows the students to advance their knowledge of STEM subjects but also encourages them to develop their transferable skills, both as an individual and as part of a team. STEM in the Pipeline requires an interdisciplinary approach and as such is relevant across a diverse range of skill sets. By engaging in career exploration, students will become more aware of the different job roles involved in the Energy Industry, which will hopefully help them make informed choices about their education and lives after school.

STEM in the Pipeline begins with an Introduction Day event, where the students are provided with all the information and tools necessary to take on this ambitious project. Following on from the Introduction Day, there is several weeks of independent research as the teams work through the project Task Book. Throughout the duration of the project, each team receives help from an industry professional, acting as a mentor, who can provide advice and support. The final stage of this project is a Presentation Day and where the teams present their completed project to a panel of assessors. All the teams receive feedback and prizes are awarded to the winning teams.




 Every year the STEM in the Pipeline project receives exceptionally positive feedback from students, teachers and the industry professionals. It is a brilliant opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they have learned in school to a real-life situation. As well as being academically challenging, this project requires skilful project management, communication and teamwork, and is a great introduction to university level projects or for entering the work force. However, it is the one-to-one guidance and advice that the students receive from their industry mentor that really makes this project so successful and an incredibly valuable experience for all involved.


Registration and Timeline for 2024 coming soon.


For more information please email Jenny Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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