A fourth year pupil at Culloden Academy in Inverness has been selected to take part in a Global STEM Alliance.
Rachael Taylor is one of only 1,000 girls worldwide taking part in the programme.
The “1000 Girls, 1000 Futures” initiative is designed to engage young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), and advance their pursuit of STEM careers through mentoring and skills development.
Miss Taylor will be assigned a female international mentor dedicated to supporting her development in STEM subjects.
She will also be offered the chance to engage in online courses and activities that develop her leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills.
In the summer of 2019, Rachael will be invited to go to New York City for the annual Global STEM Alliance summit, where she’ll have the chance to network with STEM experts, their mentors, and their peers, in addition to participating in workshops and unique STEM-related experiences.
Tracey Lomas, Depute Head Teacher of Culloden Academy said: “Well done to Rachael, we are very proud, and absolutely thrilled that she has been selected onto the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures programme by the New York Academy of Sciences.”
The programme is for girls aged 13 -18 years old currently enrolled in high school who are enthusiastic about STEM subjects and links them up with women working in STEM, across all disciplines and sectors, who are willing to act as mentors, coaches, and role models.