Newcastle, United Kingdom, January 24, 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.
From the 20th – 23rd July, Newcastle 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 Advanced Marine Technology and Low Carbon Energy.
Sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Advanced Marine Technology course offers forty aspiring young engineers aged 15 to 17 years old (Year 11 and 12), a unique learning experience exploring the technical challenges marine technologists face when working in extreme ocean environments. Students will not only complete an advanced design-and-build project under the guidance of experienced marine professionals and lecturers delivered by the University, they will get to use state-of-the-art marine technology laboratories to measure the effects of severe weather conditions on marine devices.
The Low Carbon Energy course is for forty 15 and 16 year olds (Year 11). During the course students will discover the differences between natural sources of power such as tides, waves and wind, and how ever more sophisticated levels of technology and the energy which powers it, could improve mankind’s quality of life. Students will have the opportunity to make full use of the university’s state-of-the-art research facilities, including wave tanks and energy capture devices to conduct tests and experiments while learning about the different forms of energy in the environment.
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, current availability 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