The Express & Star has launched the STEM Challenge 2019 – Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths – in order to boost student engagement with these key topics and also give them an understanding of how what they learn in the classroom will play a vital role in future careers.
Jenks & Cattell Engineering' have a STEM Challenge representative, Ryan Clark, Project Engineer, who will mentor six students at Moseley Park School in Bilston and forge valuable links between a local engineering company and schools.
The students have been asked to design a product, using the elements of STEM, that has a positive benefit to an individual/group and the environment, or just the environment, and they will need to demonstrate their product as a working model at a presentation on July 11 2019, at Dudley College of Technology.
Mentor and Jenks & Cattell Enginering Project Engineer, Ryan Clark said: “We wanted to get involved as the STEM industry is booming at the moment especially in the Midlands and it is an exciting time to get young people involved.
“A lot of people, especially at a young age who we are looking at doing this challenge with, might not know as much about it – engineering is quite perceived as getting your hands dirty with a machine. But there is so much more at the moment.”
Students of Moseley Park School will be able to take advantage of Ryan's engineering knowledge and experiene, as well as any sheetmetal work facilities including laser cutting and welding.