We’d all like to pass our good luck wishes onto Ysgol Clywedog young people who are competing in today’s Raytheon’s Quadcopter Challenge final today at RAF Cosford.
The Quadcopter Challenge is Raytheon UK’s flagship science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity aimed at promoting the benefits of STEM education in schools across the UK.
Through mentorship by Raytheon UK’s STEM ambassadors, school teams get hands-on experience of design, project management, presentations, engineering techniques and aerodynamics. They also gain an insight into the real-world applications of STEM. This is just one way Raytheon UK aims to address the growing need to fill a pipeline of engineering talent for the future of the UK economy.
The 2019 theme Technology Around the World was chosen to highlight the importance of global collaboration for building technology and sharing ideas. Supported by Raytheon’s STEM ambassadors, students have been working together for weeks to build four-blade, multi-rotor, remotely piloted air systems capable of navigating challenging obstacle courses.
Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: I want to say a huge congratulations to Ysgol Clywedog for reaching the final and we all send a massive good luck for today’s competition from all of us here in Wrexham. It’s great to see Wrexham young people so involved in this innovative field and we’re all very proud these four young people – our engineers of the future.”
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