A team of Capula STEM ambassadors are involved an initiative aimed at bringing engineering subjects to life in the classroom in an exciting project that involves building real-life robots.
The 10 month Young Engineer of the Year initiative (YEOTY) will utilise the excitement of robotics to provide education in design, art, electronics, hydraulics and engineering, with the aim of helping to inspire the next generation of technology-led engineers. This year the STEM team from Capula, an Imtech company, have been paired with local school, Painsley Catholic College and the project involves designing and building two real-life robots.
As the project progresses, two robots will go head-to-head at a semi-final ‘battle’ with robots from other participating schools in a Robot Rivalry competition in March 2019 and the winning robot will progress to the finals on 1st July.
“We’re delighted to be involved in the challenge again this year. This initiative helps pupils develop valuable, real-world engineering experience, giving them some insight into careers in engineering”, commented Steve Tellwright, HR Director. “Our STEM ambassadors really enjoy interacting with the pupils too and it’s rewarding to see how enthusiastic the children are, and to see their skills improving as the project unfolds.”
Capula is providing financial and resource support to the school as part of the initiative led by Staffordshire based sheet metal fabricators KMF and UK creative-engineering consultancy firm Robo Challenge. YEOTY is now in its seventh year and has reached more than 25,000 pupils and invested more than £625,000 to in the encouragement of students in to STEM subjects.