FEMALE science, technology, engineering and mathematics students at the University of Southampton will lead a workshop for 15 youngsters from Cowes Enterprise College today.

The girls will be challenged to build the tallest tower possible using jelly beans and cocktail sticks during the workshop also featuring liquid nitrogen and levitating magnets.

They will also learn about women leaders in the fields of science and engineering research as part of a drive to get more young women studying science subjects.