F. Ball helps students go into space!

Now in its fourth year, the Young Engineer of the Year project was initiated by Newcastle under Lyme based engineering firm, KMF, to challenge and inspire Year 10 students within the group of subjects commonly referred to as STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and to equip young people with the skills required for industry. The schemes long term aims are to close the STEM skills gap and open up career paths for students in the local area.

Students from around 22 local schools are taking part in this year’s project which is to design a capsule to carry a Go-Pro camera to the edge of space, take photos, retrieve specific data from the mission and build in tracking devices to help calculate the landing point of the capsule.

As sponsor of the Westwood College team, members of F. Ball’s engineering, technical and marketing departments have been working with the school to help in the design and build of the capsule, which will be launched in May 2016 from RAF Cosford.

Good luck for a successful mission to the Westwood College Team!

Thursday, February 11, 2016