‘Maths In The Pipeline’ is a full day of mathematical workshops and challenge for 15 year olds based on the applications of mathematics in the oil and gas industry. All the days workshops are based on real data and the Captain Field in the Moray Firth is used as an example.
Beforehand pupils can undertake an interactive, virtual visit to the Captain Platform via the website: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/SPE/index.html.
Pupils from different schools are placed in a team and work alongside industry professionals at an industry venue. During the morning the teams are introduced to key industry topics and solve problems on these whilst developing their team working skills. The highlight of the day is the afternoons business challenge. With a deadline to meet and a presentation to be made this is both realistic and demanding.
Following on from Maths In The Pipeline, pupils can get involved with STEM In The Pipeline at S6 level.