On Wednesday 15 January, WMG welcomed members of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) project team for a series of events held in the International Manufacturing Centre.
The Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car and is being designed and built to achieve 1,000 mph, which would break the land speed record by 33%, the largest ever margin. The project is being directed by Richard Noble OBE, who also attended and spoke during the event on Wednesday.
During a busy visit, the Bloodhound team were a feature of an Engineering Careers afternoon which was run in collaboration with the School of Engineering. In the afternoon, 95 pupils from eight local schools in Coventry and Warwickshire visited the university to find out more about the variety of exciting careers offered through studying Engineering. From the Bloodhound team, the students heard about the many challenges involved in creating and developing a car capable of breaking the land speed record and the skills needed to take this on. Pupils also had the opportunity to meet engineers from a range of different professions, to hear about apprenticeships and to see some technical demonstrations of engineering in action from teams of staff and current students at the University of Warwick.
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You can read the full press release on the WMG website.