Applications are open for local schools to take part in the Greenpower electric car race.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK and our tenant the Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC) are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for primary school students to compete in the Greenpower electric car race!
Children in years 5 and 6 are invited to take part in a competition for a chance to win funding for the race. This project is designed to engage young students with maths and science in a fun way, promoting equality regardless of economic background and gender. Students from the winning schools will receive engineering support and be mentored by the DETC team and its affiliate companies on a regular basis. This is so students can work together to design, build and race two electric cars in the Greenpower competition in Dunton, July 2018. The racing of electric cars not only encourages sustainable engineering and technology, it also encourages teamwork, innovation, problem solving, and technical aptitudes.
“The need for homegrown engineering talent in the UK is higher than ever, and we hope that working with schools and organisations will help bridge the skills gap in the future.
In sharing the students’ experience, we hope that it will spark an interest for some to consider engineering in their further studies and ultimately pursue a STEM career.”