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Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland

Engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and people with technological skills are vital to Scotland’s economic success. They are key to transforming lives for the better and finding the solutions to the challenges and opportunities which climate change and digital transformation present.

Our Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) programme provides support for teachers and business and industry alike.  It develops and delivers exciting hands-on activities which help young people understand the challenges and involve them in creating the solutions. YESC reaches pupils of all ages in primary and secondary schools to support the delivery of key government initiatives including STEM, digital strategies, and gender balance. YESC’s work focuses on areas of high social deprivation, rural isolation as well as girls, young women, and diverse groups underrepresented in the STEM sector.

YESC interdisciplinary projects – accompanied by resource kits and teacher CPD courses – enable teachers to tackle challenging STEM concepts through engaging activities. Supporting pupils to develop valuable skills and knowledge while encouraging uptake in STEM subjects and careers.

Our annual STEM challenge gives Clubs a practical platform to explore a topical theme, and our Celebration events bring schools together from across Scotland. Giving pupils a chance to showcase their work to industry experts, take part in a range of challenges and meet those working in the STEM sector to learn about the exciting career opportunities available.

Find out more below or by contacting the team:

Celebration Events 2021-22

Our Celebration Events are back for 2021/22! Register your interest in bringing a group of pupils along to showcase their STEM work and interact with engineers and engage with engineering outside of normal educational settings, as well as exploring the range of careers available. 

Register your Interest in our 21/22 Celebration Events


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How YESC are bridging the STEM online learning gap

Ensuring we have enough people with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills has never been more crucial to Scotland’s economic success. The SCDI Young Engineering and Science Clubs (YESC) team work with our members, pupils and schools right across Scotland to give young people an insight into the world of work and to plug the STEM skills gap.


A day of competition at the YESC Regional Celebration of STEM

Around 80 young people from both primary and secondary schools gathered at Dundee Science Centre to take part in SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs (YESC) Regional Celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in partnership with SHELL U.K. Limited.


Scotland’s future Young Scientists and Engineers contend for Highland STEM awards

90 young people representing 14 schools from the region gathered at Eden Court Theatre on Thursday 5 March to take part in the Highland Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  The Celebration organised by SCDI’s Young Engineers & Science Clubs (YESC) programme was sponsored by Bristow Helicopters Ltd.

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