Greater Peterborough UTC will be at the April show. Staff and students will be exhibiting their Greenpower racing car and robotics. ‘UTC’ stands for University Technical College, a pioneering approach to learning for 14 – 19 year olds offering specialist technical programmes alongside traditional study of the core key academic subjects such as English, Maths, Science and Geography.
The Greenpower Education Trust’s objective is to help educate young people in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology. The initial project to deliver these aims is an electric car challenge which requires students, guided by their teachers and an industry mentor, to design, build and then race an electric car. Holding events at weekends at major motor circuits around the UK ensures excellent attendance from the general public who can witness the amazing vehicles, focus and team work evident at these events.
Come along and talk to the students about their work in engineering and robotics, and find out about how UTCs are educating tomorrow’s engineers.