Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, January 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has launched its new 2012 course timetable and is now seeking hundreds of 13 to 17 year old students to sample their taster engineering courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised four-day residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Electronic Engineering, Marine Technology, Mobile Communications, Nuclear Engineering, Railway Engineering and Structural Engineering. These are designed to attract students that have an interest or natural flair in Science, Maths, Design or Technology to consider a career in engineering.
Newcastle University is hosting an exciting Low Carbon Energy Challenge from 23rd to 26th July 2012 for fifty 15 and 16 year olds students (Year 11) from across the UK. Sponsored by Senergy, a global energy services company, this course introduces students to energy engineering, the sources of natural power currently being explored and the natural energy sources of the future.
Students will make use of the state-of-the-art research facilities at the university, including wave tanks and energy capture devices to conduct tests and experiments while learning about the different forms of energy in the environment.
Competing in teams, students will be designing and making the most effective and innovative renewable energy devices, testing them in commercial and research facilities. Role-model engineering graduates will be on hand to offer support and guidance, giving students a greater understanding of the wide range of career prospects that can be explored.
All Smallpeice courses are linked to the National Curriculum and are designed to improve core skills such as team building, financial management, communication and problem solving. By attending one of their courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.
The Low Carbon Energy Challenge course, costs £225 for 4-days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information and application forms can be accessed from www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk or by telephoning 01926 333200. Interested students are advised to apply early, as applications will be reviewed and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 25th July 2012. Contact The Smallpeice Trust if you would like to attend.
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About The Smallpeice Trust:
The Smallpeice Trust is an independent charitable trust which promotes engineering as a career, primarily through the provision of residential courses for young people aged 13 to 18.
The Smallpeice Trust was founded in 1966 by Dr Cosby Smallpeice, a pioneering engineer and inventor of the Smallpeice Lathe. Following the stock market flotation of his company Martonair, Dr Smallpeice invested his energy and part of his personal fortune to set up the Trust to ensure that British industry could continuously benefit from his proven design and engineering philosophies: “Simplicity in design, economy in production.”
The Trust is now governed by an eminent board of non-executive trustees and members from a diverse range of engineering, industry, educational and professional bodies.
In the past academic year, The Smallpeice Trust has reached out to 18,175 young people through 37 different subsidised 4-day residential courses and 1-day in-school STEM Days. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 674 teachers to enhance their delivery of STEM in the classroom.
A strong interface is maintained with industry, education and professional bodies that help to support, promote and develop the courses. Through these relationships the Trust is also able to provide a number of tailored or specialised courses.
For more information about The Smallpeice Trust visit www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk.