Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, January 17, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has recently launched their new course timetable for 2015 and is seeking hundreds of 12 to 17 year old students to sample their engineering taster courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Artificial Intelligence, Electronics with Cyber Security, Marine Technology, Nuclear Engineering and Railway Engineering These are designed for students with an interest in or natural flair for Science, Maths, Design or Technology with a view to encouraging them to consider a career in engineering.
In July 2015, Coventry University will be hosting two very different residential courses for budding young engineers. Through a jam-packed timetable of educational and fun activities, students will be offered an inspiring insight into Automotive Engineering and Structural Engineering.
Sponsored by the 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust and Coventry University, the Automotive Engineering course is for one hundred 13 and 14 year olds (Year 9). During the course, the students will be given the unique opportunity to work with engineers from leading automotive companies such as Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover. Masterclasses will transform theory into practical and fun projects where students will get to plan, design and develop their own automotive products and systems to a set budget whilst working in teams to generate new ideas. Students will also be given a greater understanding of the wide range of career prospects that can be explored in this sector.
Sponsored by Coventry University, the Structural Engineering course is for fifty 16 and 17 year olds (Year 12). Students will be given a rare opportunity to learn all about this fascinating subject though a combination of compelling lectures and interesting workshops while learning about the fundamentals of structural engineering including pressures, stresses and strains. They will then put their newly acquired knowledge to the test when they take a part in a practical project, designing and building a model structure to a fixed budget and tight deadline.
Working with professionals to generate new ideas, students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the wide range of career prospects on offer in this stimulating and challenging industry.
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 our courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.
Courses details and application forms can be accessed from smallpeicetrust.org.uk. Interested students are advised to apply early as applications are reviewed and offered on a first come first served basis.
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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.
Over the past year, The Smallpeice Trust has engaged with 21,564 young people through 40 different subsidised residential courses, in-school STEM Days and starting up STEM Clubs. More emphasis has been put on programmes physically delivered by The Smallpeice Trust. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 630 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 visit smallpeicetrust.org.uk