Award triumph for Aimee

Aimee Mowat receives her award from Ian Nichol, National STEM Development Manager, Career Ready
Aimee Mowat receives her award from Ian Nichol, National STEM Development Manager, Career Ready

A Mintlaw Academy pupil has come home with a prize following the recent AstraZeneca STEM Student of the Year Awards.

The award, generously sponsored by AstraZeneca, recognises students who have been transformed by their experience on the Career Ready programme of masterclasses, mentoring, workplace visits and an internship, and who have shown a real commitment to pursuing a career in a Science, Technology Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) industry.

Nine finalists from across the UK were selected in three categories: Engineering, Technology and Science.

Aimee Mowat from Mintlaw Academy won third prize in the engineering category and received £150.

Louise Cook and Owen Fraser from Portlethen Academy also received prizes.

Isobel Maughan, Regional Manager for Career Ready in the North East of Scotland, said: “Our programme aims to give young people the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed in their future careers.

“These students from Aberdeenshire are fantastic examples of how the programme can help to inspire a student to think about how their studies relate to the wider world and how they can use them for their future career.

“They are inspirations for other students and have really earned their prizes. I couldn’t be prouder of them all, representing Scotland on a national stage.”