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15/03/13: Rotary Club engineering competition, Carlisle

Two employees attended the Rotary International and BAE Systems Engineering Competition in Carlisle on Friday 15 March, in order to help judge and support the students taking part.

The challenge to the 120 students was to build a weight powered car. It had to travel from a standing start along a pre-built board and extra points would be given for how smoothly and straight the car travelled. Students had 5 hours to design, build and write an overview explaining their design ideas.

Howard Warren, Vegetation Management Carlisle ‘volunteered’ to be chief judge and Simon Walton, OHL Inspector Kendal was in charge of the team that judged the advanced level students.

The attention to detail and craftsmanship of the students was extremely impressive. Some of the calculations for the pulleys and ratios tested their recently gained HNC’s! Even the teachers got involved, although they weren’t as successful as the students.

This session is a great example of Electricity North West getting involved with the local community and helping to inspire the next generation of science students.

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