NASA in Aberdeen

NASA in Aberdeen “Inspiring the Next Generation” returns to the Granite City for a second year, once again engaging with primary and secondary school children, as well as families and the general public. 

Taking place from the 19th of March 2018, former Astronaut Bob Cenker and Ex NASA Robotics Engineer, Mason Markee will visit Aberdeen, in collaboration with NASA, to take part in a week of activities to inspire the next generation to consider STEM related Careers. 


NASA in Aberdeen

Bob and Mason are joined by Hyang Lloyd, President and Co-founder of the Scottish Space School Foundation USA, who took part in the first ‘NASA in Aberdeen’, as well as Nicole Lloyd who has been sharing her University & NASA experiences. The week includes engagement with primary and second school students.  A public lecture will also take place at Robert Gordon’s College, followed by a family fun day at Aberdeen Science Centre on Saturday 24 March. 

NASA in Aberdeen
NASA in Aberdeen

NASA in Aberdeen is jointly organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Energy Institute (EI), the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT), TechFest and Aberdeen Science Centre. The project is sponsored by a number of companies, and Mearns & Gill is proud to be one of them. 

Having been involved in the very first NASA in Aberdeen, Mearns & Gill has continued its PR, Marketing and Design support for the project in 2018. We are delighted to be involved in this unique project which does so much for the industry, and the north east as a whole. 

NASA in Aberdeen

With Aberdeen’s primary industry being oil & gas, it is important to look at how the skills required can be recognised and developed so that the next generation of energy professionals is excited about the prospective career ahead of them. This requires a novel approach, and that gave rise to NASA in Aberdeen. 

By showing the link between the technology used in space and the technology used in the energy industry, for example in subsea work, the project looks to make primary and secondary school children look at their education opportunities in a whole new light and consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics as they take their next steps in the world.  

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