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Greenpower Education Trust has a long-running partnership with Newcastle University, as the Main Academic Partners to Greenpower, supported by both the Schools of Mechanical Engineering and of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Newcastle upon Tyne has a long history of innovation and development in Engineering, and these two schools are active collaborators with many UK and international industries, including as a Partner University with Siemens – another of Greenpower’s partner organisations.  They both aim to attract and train some of the many thousands of engineering graduates who will be needed to help rebalance the UK economy.

Both schools have a particular interest in new technologies that will help to meet some of the greatest challenges of the future, especially Sustainability and Energy supply, where electric vehicles, power generation, new materials and low-carbon processes all make vital contributions.

Dr John Appleby from Newcastle University states “Greenpower is a great way to attract young people to engineering, but we’d like to see it lead on to an interest in the ‘why?’ of engineering and not just the ‘how?’.  Much manufacturing is now done abroad, but UK design and innovation is second to none – just look at Aerospace for an outstanding example! We hope our support will help more school students to enjoy a challenge and to explore further the idea of engineering as a career, whether through an apprenticeship or a degree course. We would especially like more girls to take up the mantle of becoming an engineer!”

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