A great initiative to encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers. Well done to McLaren, keep up the good work!
Nine teams of up to five students took part in the McLaren Manufacturing Challenge, which aims to enthuse 14 to 16 year-olds interested in STEM-related subjects by giving them behind-the-scenes access to the exclusive McLaren Technology Centre, and inspire the next generation of engineers and business people by offering a real-world glimpse into the wide range of disciplines on offer. This year’s Manufacturing Challenge is the fifth of its kind run by McLaren, and was started back in 2011 as part of UK Government’s ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative, giving students the chance to find out about the exciting opportunities presented within modern manufacturing and engineering. Each team was challenged to design and build a motor-less vehicle, powered by professional-strength rubber bands and each housing a hardboiled egg, to be raced along a purpose-built ‘track’ in the quickest time.