HyDEX Workshops – Year 10

On Friday 24 May, a group of Year 10 students with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) took part in an interactive workshop led by staff working on the HyDEX project.  The HyDEX project aims to “create a new hydrogen economy in the midlands” by “working with partners to accelerate innovation, build markets and develop new skills related to hydrogen products”.

The workshop included information on how hydrogen-related projects are linked to future STEM employment opportunities and provided students with information on how skills relate to different career roles.  As part of the workshop, students heard presentations from Paul Holland – Professor of Hydrogen Metrology at Loughborough University,  Lizzie Ashton – Research Associate in the School of Chemistry at Loughborough University and Sam Allen – a Senior Integration Engineer from Intelligent Energy.  These presentations included real-world career journeys and useful information about studying and working in STEM.

We are very grateful to Sarah Gomes from Loughborough University and the HyDEX project for arranging this opportunity, and to the guest speakers and volunteers who supported the workshop.  You can read more about the HyDEX project via: https://hydex.ac.uk/about-hydex/