ASP Collaborate With EngineeringUK
We are pleased to announce that we are now working closely with EngineeringUK. EngineeringUK are a not-for-profit organisation who work in partnership with the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers and to inspire the next generation.
Every year, EngineeringUK runs ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers’, a programme of co-ordinated schools outreach featuring engineering challenges. We will be working with Engineering UK to incorporate aviation into next year’s challenges, allowing us to engage young people across the country in aviation.
This year, we have also been asked to feature on the judging panel of the Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge. The challenge is aimed at children aged 11 -14 who use Lego sets and software to expand and demonstrate their understanding of engineering. ASP’s Richard Long will be attending to represent us and will judge the various rounds, which are designed to test design, teamwork, and other engineering skills. We are pleased to be supporting such an innovative and inclusive project that complements our efforts to make engineering and aviation accessible to all.
The Robotics Challenge currently has 250 schools participating with 500 teachers and 5,000 students. Next year’s aviation themed challenge will recruit a further 100 schools. We look forward to seeing the event continue to grow as it means that an interest in engineering is being cultivated in young people at a national level.
ASP’s Chief Technical Officer Ray Elgy said “We are excited to be working with Engineering UK to increase the career options of young people by highlighting the broad range of exciting roles that help our aviation industry to prosper. A career in aviation enables our young people to experience travel and to work almost anywhere in the world.“
Here’s a taster of what the Robotics Challenge will involve: