Doris Gray Enabling Grants awarded

In total enabling grants of £41,064 were awarded

2015-2016 Enabling Grants

  • Girls into Physics and Engineering at George Watson College, £830
    For the 7th year running, the Doris Gray Award will be supporting the Girls into Physics event
  • University of Strathclyde (S@S)  - Innovative Routes 2015, £1,000
    In summer 2015 the seventh year of the S@S Accelerate program will be run by Innovative Routes to Learning (IRL)
  • Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines in Scotland, £500
  • EDT GO4SET - Energy Saving, Edinburgh, £1,020
  • Lambda Jam First Lego League, Scotland, £1,000
  • Real Racing, £816

2014-2015 Enabling Grants

  • Girls into Physics and Engineering at George Watson College, £819
    For the 6th year running, the Doris Gray Award supported the Girls into Physics event.
  • University of Strathclyde (S@S)  - Innovative Routes 2014, £2,000
    Summer 2014 saw the sixth year of the S@S Accelerate program, run by Innovative Routes to Learning (IRL)
  • Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines at Dumfries House, £1,400
  • EDT GO4SET - Energy Saving, Edinburgh, £1,020

2013-2014 Enabling Grants

  • Girls into Physics and Engineering at George Watson College, £795
    For the 5th year running, the Doris Gray Award supported the Girls into Physics event.
  • EDT GO4SET - Water and Your School, Edinburgh, £1,020

Winners - Wallace High School

                

                       Go4SET Assessors

  • University of Strathclyde (S@S)  - Innovative Routes 2013, £1,400
    Summer 2013 saw the fifth year of the S@S Accelerate program, run by Innovative Routes to Learning (IRL)
    Report can be downloaded here.

2012-2013 Enabling Grants

  • University of Strathclyde (S@S)  - Innovative Routes 2012, £1,000
    Summer 2012 saw the fourth year of the S@S Accelerate program, run by Innovative Routes to Learning (IRL) at the University of Strathclyde, for pupils at the end of S4, S5 and S6. The Doris Gray Enabling Awards supplied funding for ten female pupils to take part. Report

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            Cupcakes and Rockets

  • North Highland Young Engineers, £1,160
    The Doris Gray Award was pleased to sponsor the development of an all girls team car "Coyote", which competed and came 9th in the Greenpower Challenge at Silverstone. Report

North Highland Young Engineers

            Coyote Number 35

  • EDT GO4SET - Biomass Fuelled Renewable Electricity and Heat Plant for Your School, Edinburgh, £1,000
    The Doris Gray Award donated funds towards this project. Carol Marsh from WES was invited to be a judge at the Celebration and Assessment Day in Heriot Watt University

  •             Judges
  • Girls into Physics and Engineering at George Watson College, £763
    For the 4th year running, the Doris Gray Award has supported the Girls into Physics event. Information is available in the IoP Article

2011-2012 Enabling Grants

  • Renewable School, £1,000
    Between February and June 2012, a monthly Saturday Science Club on renewables was run in the Perth and Kinross district. The Science Club was for pupils in the first year of high school. The Doris Gray Award funded 15 girls to attend the Science Club. Article
  • EDT GO4SET  - Energy and your School, Dundee, Angus £1,200
    The Doris Gray Award funded a team of six 13 year old girls to take part in a ten week "Energy and your School"activity
  • University of Strathclyde (S@S)  - Innovative Routes 2011, £2,000
    Summer 2011 saw the third year of the S@S Accelerate program, run by Innovative Routes to Learning (IRL) at the University of Strathclyde, for pupils at the end of S4, S5 and S6. The Doris Gray Enabling Awards supplied funding for eight female pupils to take part in the S@S Accelerate Mini Space Academy (Electronic and Electrical Engineering) and Product Design (Design Manufacture and Engineering Management) challenge programs. Report
  • Dalziel High School, Motherwell Soldering Activity, £3,049
    The Doris Gray Enabling award was used to introduce a new soldering activity for S1-S6 pupils; 22 soldering irons were purchased, along with solder, flux and building kits. The award also provided soldering training for 12 Science Department staff members (8 women and 4 men).
  • Girls into Physics and Engineering at George Watson College, £664
    On Thursday 27 October over 120 girls attended the Girls into Physics and Engineering event at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. During the day, the girls took part in 8 activities provided by Selex Gaileo, RAF, ICE and universities across Scotland. The grant provided refreshments for the pupils and presenters.

George Watson College event

            Selex Galileo InfraRed Session

2010-2011 Enabling Grants

  • University of Strathclyde (S@S) - Innovative Routes 2010, £1,000
    This is the second year this program has been run. The Doris Gray Enabling award sponsored four female pupils. Report
  • Dalziel High School Motherwell Fair MadLab Kits, £1,500
    The award was used to purchase over 200 MadLab kits for the Science and Technology Fair 2010.
  • University of Strathclyde - Introduction to Engineering, £1,000
    Introducing Engineering article on page 9 of The Woman Engineer Journal Volume 18 Number 9 (Winter 2010). Report
  • Girls into STEM at George Watson College, £500
     IoP Article about 2010 STEM event by Ronna Montgomery

 STEM event 2010

            Testing K'Nex Bridge

2009-2010 Enabling Grants

  • Dalziel High School Motherwell Fair, £1,000
    The award was used to purchase 150 MadLab kits for the Science and Technology Fair 2009
  • University of Strathclyde – EDT, Go4SET, £1,000
    EDT Go4SET Flyer
  • The Doris Gray Event: for Girls into STEM, £97.50
    As part of WES’ 90th celebration, WES in collaboration with George Watson’s College and the Institute of Physics (IoP) held a STEM for Girls event on Friday 13 November 2009 at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. The half day event attracted 90 girls from Edinburgh and Fife and provided 9 activities from universities across Scotland, the RAF, WISE and ICE. Each girl took part in three activities. The fund provided refreshments for the pupils and presenters. This event proved to be so popular that George Watson’s College decided to run it annually.

George Watson College STEM event 2009

            Making Clouds

2008-2009 Enabling Grants

  • Napier University, Scottish Resource Centre (SRC), £4,490
    The SRC was awarded an additional grant to set up a student network across Scotland called Connect. The fund was used to buy promotional material (a new logo, posters and publicity materials) and to pay students to set up the new website. The Connect website has since been replaced with the Interconnect website.
  • University of Strathclyde (S@S) 2009, £1,000
  • University of Strathclyde (S@S) 2008, £1,000
    Grants were awarded in 2008 and 2009 to sponsor four females to attend the one week S@S Accelerate courses. The program was designed for pupils at the end of S4 and to provide a more targeted focus on pupils’ chosen area of academic interest. Three departments at the University of Strathclyde; Mechanical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) and Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) joined together to build a unique five-day ‘Giga Challenge’ that provided information and inspiration for the engineers of tomorrow

2007-2008 Enabling Grants

  • Napier University, Scottish Resource Centre (SRC), £3,000
    The funding supplied was used to set up the Student Support Forum for Females (SSF4F) website, buy promotional material (logo design, displays, business cards, leaflets) and promote SSF4F through launch events. SSF4F press release