The Welding Institute has helped to inspire young engineers by supporting a technology tournament for young people.
Teams from North Yorkshire schools took part in a fun educational engineering challenge to construct and launch a ‘space capsule’ from a kit of selected materials.
The ninth annual Technical Tournament, which took place on 2 March 2017, saw students create inspirational designs and impressive launches. Marks were awarded by the judges to the competing teams for design analysis, construction and team work.
Eskdale School won the Foundation Class, while teams from Fyling Hall won both the Intermediate and Senior Classes. The winning teams were awarded trophies, presented by Wing Commander Darren Whiteley, Commander of RAF Flyingdales, while all participants received a certificate.
Vince Dawkins, from the Welding Institute’s Teesside Branch, commented, ‘This event was a fantastic opportunity for the local school children to demonstrate their technical ability, and it was a pleasure to see so many enjoying the challenge.’
Tournament organiser, Fred Payne of Whitby Rotary Club, said, ‘This was one of our best Technology Tournaments yet. It was a very instructive and fun day and all the young people should be congratulated for the way in which they responded to the challenge. It was superb!’
In addition to The Welding Institute (Teesside Branch), event sponsors included Sirius Minerals, The Cleveland Scientific Institute, Scarborough Borough Council and BDH Partners of Whitby with extra support given by Macaw Engineering and Dalby Offshore.
Younger Member Network
The Younger Members of The Welding Institute are dedicated to developing our next generation of engineers. They do this by participating in outreach activities, (many of our Younger Members are STEM Ambassadors), and by promoting the benefits of professional development, through Professional Membership and Registration. The Younger Members are actively engaged with local schools and communities in their area. They attend a variety of events, large and small, held throughout the country. For more information please check out our events page to see if they will be attending an event near you.
The Welding Institute has a network of branches, each managed by a dedicated team of volunteer members who organise a programme of events.
Programmes are developed continually to ensure topicality and relevance to current and future materials and joining issues.
Network of Branches
Branch activities provide members with invaluable opportunities to build their professional and social networks, offering support outside of the work environment.
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