3M Young In­no­va­tor Chal­lenge awards this Fri­day

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

YOUNGSTERS from across the area are gear­ing up for a cel­e­bra­tion of their achieve­ments in the 2018 3M Young In­no­va­tors Chal­lenge.

More than 450 pupils from 32 pri­mary and sec­ondary schools took part in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion, which fea­tured six unique chal­lenges, each aligned with a dif­fer­ent sub­ject from the STEM cur­ricu­lum of science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics.

Science-based tech­nol­ogy com­pany 3M, which is be­hind the an­nual con­test, has in­vited around 265 stu­dents, par­ents and teach­ers to a presentation evening this Fri­day, June 15.

The event is be­ing held at The Hub build­ing in­side Lough­bor­ough Col­lege.

There, they will find out which of the 145 teams that en­tered has won in each cat­e­gory, now that the ar­du­ous judg­ing process has ended.

Julie Owen, com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager at 3M’s Lough­bor­ough site at Charn­wood Cam­pus, said: “It’s been in­cred­i­ble to see all the amaz­ing cre­ations youngsters in this re­gion have been able to pro­duce.

“All the en­tries were fan­tas­tic, so every­one who took part should feel ex­tremely proud.

“Of course, the win­ners will have ex­tra cause for cel­e­bra­tion, but we’ll have plenty go­ing on at the presentation evening to make it a spe­cial event for all in­volved.”

Lough­bor­ough MP and former ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter Nicky Mor­gan, the guest of hon­our, will then hand out cer­tifi­cates at a presentation cer­e­mony in the venue’s the­atre room.

Af­ter this, Dr Will Whit­tow, from Lough­bor­ough Uni­ver­sity’s School of Me­chan­i­cal, Elec­tri­cal and Manufacturing En­gi­neer­ing, will give a talk about the ex­cit­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties of a ca­reer in en­gi­neer­ing.

Mrs Mor­gan said: “Lough­bor­ough is one of the United King- dom’s great cen­tres of science and en­gi­neer­ing in­no­va­tion.

“I never fail to be amazed by the inspirational ideas our young peo­ple have when ris­ing to 3M’s an­nual chal­lenges.

“Thanks have to go to 3M for or­gan­is­ing this fan­tas­tic event each year.”

• 3M has held the Young In­no­va­tors Chal­lenge ev­ery year since 2013, in part­ner­ship with the Lough­bor­ough Echo and the Lough­bor­ough Learn­ing Al­liance. Its aim is to foster tech­ni­cal and cre­ative in­no­va­tion among the next gen­er­a­tion through its var­i­ous chal­lenges.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.