Supporting Science and Engineering in Schools: Go4SET

August 2013

The Cranfield, (UK), office of Caltec recently took part in the Go4SET project, intended to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) knowledge and experience for 12-13 year old children and inspire future career choices.

Held between March and June 2013, Caltec sponsored and assisted a team from Bedford Girls’ School through a number of of problem solving, project management and teamwork activities. For this project the girls decided to work on the theme of “Designing an Eco Classroom”.

At the end of this project the team had to present their concept and the associated model in front of other teams from the Bedfordshire area, in the presence of the relevant corporate sponsors, whom also judged the submissions. As it turns out the Caltec/BGS team were highly successful and received top marks in the region.

Caltec personnel who supported this initiative included Rut Polman, Dr Simon Brock and Dr Najam Beg. Time and effort given to this project contributes to the Corporate Social Responsibility of an organisation such as Caltec and benefits all involved.

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