A project which has engaged more than 10,000 students with the aim of inspiring the future generation of engineers has led to Staffordshire firm KMF winning a prestigious award.
Staffordshire based KMF beat off stiff competition from Rolls Royce and Toyota to win the Skills Innovation award sponsored by Siemens at the prestigious 2016 Semta Skills Awards in London.
The gala dinner at London's Hilton Hotel on Park Lane was hosted by BBC journalist and engineering champion Steph McGovern.
As of February 8th, 2016, Atkins and Semta Chairman Allan Cook CBE, has become a Patron of STEM education provider Greenpower Education Trust.
One of the Greenpower’s calendar highlights is the Gathering of Goblins at Goodwood, which takes place on a (mostly) sunny Sunday in July each year. As the Greenpower project grows throughout the UK we want to make sure more teams get the chance to compete at a Gathering. For the first time in 2016 we have introduced a second Gathering event – which will take place at Rockingham Motor Speedway – also the home to our International Final.
Please have a read of our guest blog written by Simon Hayes, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight. The event (taking place on Sunday 21st February at Goodwood Motor Circuit) can be found here: http://www.greenpower.co.uk/events/events/driving-futures-hampshire-police-cop-car-event and should be entered like any other event on our website.
You only have one more day to enter the draw to win a Kit Car from Siemens Curiosity project!
All you have to do is sign up to the Curiosity Project newsletter for the chance to win!
The provisional 2016 calendar is now up on the event pages of our website.
There have been new additions to both the IET Goblin and IET Formula 24 & IET Formula 24+ calendars.
All events are now open for enteries.
We look forward to seeing you all next year!
Siemens have kindly created a dedicated Greenpower Forum on the Solid Edge User Community site -
Siemens are giving away one of our F24 Kit Cars!
All you have to do is sign up here to their eNewsletter here - http://www.siemens.co.uk/curiosity/en/register.htm and tick the box to enter your school into the prize draw to win.
The draw closes on 11th December so be sure to sign up before then.
Greenpower is always growing and in 2016 a big challenge for us is the Goblins, we are looking at a number of areas where current events have space for more teams and want to invite new organisations to take on the Goblins project. We of course also have new events popping up, so do keep watching the events page for news about events near you!