Sweco helps upper-secondary students learn more about contaminated soil

Sweco helps upper-secondary students learn more about contaminated soil

30 September 2016
Last week, second-year upper-secondary students at Aalborg Hus Gymnasium were visited by Sweco experts, who both taught classes on contaminated soil and widened students’ knowledge of science subjects.

In geography classes, students were introduced to the work Sweco does in relation to the contamination of soil, groundwater and pore air. Sweco’s customer, the North Denmark Region, was also involved in the teaching, and a representative gave a lecture on the authority’s regulatory tasks and responsibilities related to contaminated sites. 

Afterwards, the students had to experiment with fieldwork at a specific site and look more closely at the specific measurements performed during a contamination study, e.g. pore-air measurements, surface samples and drilling work with a drilling rig. The project will now finish with a report containing analysis results and a conclusion of the various types of samples taken during the fieldwork.

Sweco collaborating with Jet-Net
Sweco’s teaching at Aalborg Hus Gymnasium is part of a collaborative effort with Jet-Net.dk, a nation-wide network for school/industry cooperation on science and technology.

Sweco has been actively involved with Jet-Net for several years. We support the objective of stimulating students’ interest in science and technology so a greater number of students will choose a study programme in these fields.

At present more than 55 Danish schools and international corporations are members of Jet-Net.dk.

Girls’ Day in Science
Sweco’s next Jet-Net event will be Girls’ Day in Science. In 2016, this recurring event will be held on 30 November. Once again, the day will focus on science study programmes, only this time it will be for girls only.

For the event, Sweco is collaborating with Guldberg School in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district. The school is sending 25 inquisitive ninth-grade girls who will spend an interesting day focused on science and technology.

If you have any questions about the project at Aalborg Hus Gymnasium, the Girls’ Day in Science event or our collaboration with Jet-Net.dk, please feel welcome to contact Jacob Steffensen or Johanne Wibroe.