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Young engineers with ingenious ideas at Daresbury Laboratory

Students from our local high schools joined us at Daresbury Laboratory last week for an inspirational day of real engineering. 

Part of a series of nationwide IET Faraday Challenge Days, it was a fantastic opportunity for students to research, design and make solutions for some genuinely tough engineering problems.

The teams were put to the test as the young engineers raced against the clock to solve real engineering challenges relating to the super-cool James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch by NASA in 2021.

Senior Public Engagement Officer, Wendy Cotterill, who organised the event, said: “The aim of the day was to give an insight into the life of a real engineer and just how exciting, creative and varied a career in engineering can be. We were thrilled to see the teams so switched on and enthusiastic as they presented their own engineering solutions to the challenges and, most importantly, everyone had a great time.”

Congratulations to the team from Withington Girls' School, who were the overall winning engineers of the day.

The IET Faraday Challenges are a fantastic way to encourage more young people to study and consider exciting and rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.  Further information at the website.

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Last updated: 01 July 2019


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