As part of their support for the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers, engineering company Bosch helped Coventry and Buckinghamshire school children get a taste of the latest engineering technology at WMG at the University of Warwick.
The event, which took place on Tuesday 4 June, aimed to excite the interest of 10 to 12 year olds in a career in engineering – possibly with leading organisations such as Bosch as future potential employers.
The children from Joseph Cash and Coundon Court schools in Coventry and Carrington Junior School in Buckinghamshire got hands on experience with a robot search and rescue device, WMG’s 3D Virtual powerwall, sessions on how mobile phones work, and demonstrations of Additive Layer Manufacturing and Digital Healthcare technology.
They also learned more about the WMG Academy for Young Engineers – a new school that is being built near the University to support 14 to 19 year old people that will become the engineers of the future.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman and Founder of WMG said: “Like many high tech engineering companies Bosch understand that our children need to have opportunities now to experience the excitement of engineering to ensure that in a decades time some of them will chose to be part of the next generation of our leading research engineers. Events as this and our proposed new WMG Academy for Young Engineers our key to building that early interest in all that engineering can offer our young people.”
WMG Academy for Young Engineers will be holding a taster event on Saturday 29 June at the University of Warwick. Anyone who is entering Year 10 or Year 12 in September 2014 and has a passion for engineering can come along and get their hands on some of the latest technology. For more details visit www.wmgacademy.org.uk
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