b'Scottish Space SchoolWerealsohometotheawardwinningScottishSpace School Outreach Programme, which aims to inspire the next generation of engineers. Every summer we welcome 100 Scottish S5 pupils on campus for a week of lectures, labs and workshops based on a space theme.As well as meeting and working with Strathclyde staff and students, participants can also meet and talk to visiting NASArepresentatives,includingastronauts,engineers and scientists. At the end of the week, eight pupils are The University of Strathclyde is a leadingchosen to attend the Learning Journey to Houston, Texas internationaltechnologicalinstitutionand to visit NASAs Johnson Space Center. based in the heart of Glasgow. Inspired bySince it started in 2002, almost 2,000 pupils have taken part in the Space School programme. Carolyn Harvey, who went our founding principle as a place of usefulto Belmont Academy, attended the Space School in 2013. learning, our mission is to make a positiveCarolyn said: Attending Space School just after sitting differencetothelivesofourstudents, my 5th year exams opened my eyes to the possibility of to society and to the world.studying engineering. I knew I enjoyed Maths and Sciences, but was unsure exactly what degree would suit me. Faculty of Engineering I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the students togoonthetriptoHouston.Duringtheweekwemet WerehometothelargestFacultyofEngineeringinHeather Paul, an Engineer for NASA, and she convinced Scotland, with over 40 undergraduate courses acrossme that Mechanical Engineering was the course for me. eightdepartments,includingAero-MechanicalandThisconversationwasthepivotalpointandone ProductDesignEngineering.ManyemployerstargetIll remember for the rest of my life. Strathclyde programmes and students often have jobsSix years after attending Space School Ive now graduated lined up before they graduate. from Strathclyde with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering andIamworkingasaGraduateMechanicalEngineer IWAS LUCKY ENOUGHat Jacobs Engineering Consultancy in Glasgow.TO BE SELECTED AS ONE OF THE STUDENTS TO GO ON THE TRIP TO HOUSTON.Space School Attendees at NASAs Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas44'