This autumn, several schools across Essex got up close and personal with some of today's latest technology in a series of Royal Institute Engineering master classes at ProCAT. The sessions will conclude Saturday 21st of November 2015 with a small celebratory event for the students and their parents.
The six master class sessions were held in order to demonstrate the broad diversity of engineering applications and promote the importance of STEM subjects in school. The project ultimately aimed to inspire the children, and the students could appreciate first-hand how the engineering industry can present exciting career prospects. The sessions, which were carried out every Saturday morning, included:
Raytheon also got involved by hosting a thrilling quadcopter challenge at the end of the series. Students had the unique opportunity to design and build their own quadcopter, and put them to the test against the other schools’ creations in a series of skill-based tasks, with congratulations to Stewards Academy for winning the overall competition.
Watch Essex students battle it out as they design, engineer and race their quadcopters to become Essex's number pilot