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Scalextric Cars, Wicked Competences, and Skills for Industry

Workshop led by Dr. Antony Allen, Principal Teaching Fellow (SFHEA), WMG, University of Warwick

An interactive workshop directly applicable to STEM areas but also relevant to anyone seeking to develop skills for industry in their students.

The session will demonstrate how Scalextric slot-cars, powered by batteries, can inspire student engagement in experiential learning of battery electric vehicle engineering phenomena. Participants will design and undertake short experiments to evaluate battery and whole-vehicle performance under a range of scaled real-world use case scenarios. The accompanying presentation will highlight alignment of the activities to industry skills needs.


Date: Monday 5th March 2018

Time: 14:00-16:00

Venue: The Teaching Grid (Collaboration Area), Main Library.

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Antony Allen


Antony is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE and IET. Since 2001 he has worked in automotive low-carbon powertrain research and development. He has significant industry experience working at Jaguar Cars and Zytek Automotive, specialising in vehicle control systems and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has studied and worked in STEM education at various levels from secondary and further through to higher education.