In partnership with EcoIsland, ARM and Jaguar-Land Rover the Cambridge University Eco-Racing team are visiting the Isle of Wight in September as part of a project which aims to inspire local pupils and the general public to think differently about the way they move around.
The team will host three activities days on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September at Medina College, picking out the potential of pupils from across the Isle of Wight’s secondary schools and colleges with three days of interactive engineering challenges. (More details can be found on our Blog)
All secondary school students on the island have been invited to take part in the project which will also see the student team showcase Endeavour, CUER’s solar powered racing car. On the Saturday CUER will be taking its car across the island to tourist hotspots including the Needles, Tennyson Down and St James’ Square for photograph opportunities and question and answer questions to which all are invited.
The aim of this visit to the island at the start of the new academic year is to show how young students are vitally important for the future of such academic pursuits as sustainable engineering, scientific research and environmental strategy.
The team’s Public Relations Officer, Ryan Weedon, said that the tour “hopes to draw even the best hidden interests of young students in all things environmentally sustainable and all things engineering into something they can really get their hands dirty with. We are hoping to use this chance to inspire for a bright future for young students on the island.”
Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner is also expected to visit the team on its travels.
We hope to show young people that even the greatest technical feats can be pulled off – just like how CUER was created – with just a few creative and inspired minds.
Watch this space for more updates on the tour.