Ely College students ‘on track’ to be Tomorrow’s Engineers as they design and race electric cars as part of dedicated STEM Day

On Tuesday over 120 Year 7 students at Ely College took part in an Energy Quest interactive STEM Day.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers programme allows students to explore careers in engineering, eager to inspire the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) leaders.

Organised in partnership with Learn by Design, this hands on energiser workshop saw students take up the Electric Car Challenge. Experimenting with electric components to perfect their designs and using stored energy to drive their kinetic cars, students utilised the same processes real-world engineers use to test their designs. The workshops encouraged students to think about sustainable energy and broadened their horizons as they learn about associated engineering careers.

Sam Craven, Head of Science at Ely College commented on the day: “Workshops like this complement our science curriculum and we are grateful to the ambassadors who joined us today for another fantastic event. Students enjoy the problem solving and engaging their creative thinking skills that will power innovative solutions for the future. We plan to host another STEM day early next year.”

Press release from Ely College 

 

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