What a brilliant day! A huge thank you to our regional partners, The University of Warwick for creating such a stunning event.
Students came from across the West Midlands for a fantastic day of leading edge science and technology in the awesome surroundings of the Ricoh Arena. Our event pictures will be up here soon as will the official account of the day which is always put together by a student reporting team – who were hard at work from 8am.
Thanks to the generosity of companies who brought their very latest tech, students and teachers alike were enthralled by the work going on in everything from robotics to home technology, nano- technology to the power industry, medicine to ‘gravity racing’
The day helps students understand why certain subjects are important. George, 12, commented “I never realised Maths was involved in everything but now I can see it’s in a lot of technology”
Students may have been impressed by the companies but engineers and technologists were also impressed by the students’ skill in all the challenges and competitions of the day and the way they smothered the walls of the stadium with their ideas for the future. They were also taken aback by the sheer ambition and confidence in what they are to undertake.
Ernesford Grange School were proudly showing off their “Build A Plane” project which they’re running with support from The Royal Aeronautical Society. They’ve spent the last few weeks counting out and checking thousands of parts and will now spend months working together to build a plane – which they will be able to learn to fly themselves. They get our determination award for managing to get the simulator (pictured) in the lift.
The TeenTech day is just the beginning and proud winners (teachers and students) of Raspberry Pi’s donated by CPC were already planning how to use them in some very cool projects.
TeenTech also brings people together and there was a great moment when Rob Bishop from Raspberry Pi met up with the Gravity racing team from Northamptonshire College and they worked out how that inexpensive piece of technology could give them a cockpit full of information. Who knows where that conversation will lead!
The event was organised by The University of Warwick and sponsored by themselves and our national sponsors BT and CPC
Companies supporting the event were: Active Robots, Atkins Global, BBC R&D, Birmingham Met, CPC, BT, Blackberry (RIM), Cummins, Coventry EBP, De Montfort University,Engineer Graduates, Google, JVC, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Samsung, QA Apprenticeships, QMUL, Tiger Nation, Gravity Racing, Royal Aeronautical Society,National Skills Academy for Power, NHS health TEC, Northamptonshire College,University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group,