World Refrigeration Day: Marstair Technical Lead Receives Warm Feedback for Refrigeration Workshop
In June, our Technical Lead Chris Chisman visited the Dene Academy School in Peterlee to give a Refrigeration workshop as part of their STEM Week on World Refrigeration Day®.”
Here’s what Chris had to say about his experience:
I brought a small Marstair cooler to demonstrate heat transfer from one airflow to another and linked the results to the maths and science taught in the school curriculum. The hand boiler in the IOR Institute of Refrigeration Stem learning kit was great for demonstrating Charles Law.
The whole day was an enriching experience, and I encourage anyone working in STEM to become a STEM Ambassador and try it. The only word of warning is that I was shattered after completing 5 hours with the students. I’m not sure how the teachers do it every day. Just dipping my toe in the water during the occasional STEM event is enough for me—many thanks to Michael Macdermid at the Dene Academy for organizing the event between his regular teaching duties.
A student Connor had very positive words to share in a testament about the session with Chris:
The “Cool Zone” session was not only informative and interesting, but also the engagement from Chris was excellent. He adapted to the needs of his classroom and ensured the students left his workshop enthused about potential STEM careers as well as smashing a few awesome learning objectives with regard to science and engineering. I really enjoyed the curriculum links to mathematics and real-life application of formulae that the students would otherwise struggle to grasp on a theoretical level. The whole experience was superb, and the application of Charles’ law to cool us down on that hot day was a much-welcomed treat.
Thanks again to Chris Chisman for his ongoing efforts to spread information and awareness about Engineering & Refrigeration in schools, and inspire the next generations, as well as the IOR for provided some of the materials in their excellent STEM Ambassador kits.