WHAT TO SEE…
We had lots of exciting activities and exhibits on display during MACH 2022, in addition to our dedicated careers seminar theatre. Check out this page for details on what took place to give you a flavour of what to expect in 2024.
F1 IN SCHOOLS
F1 in Schools is a STEM competition with a difference. Essentially a try-before-you-buy careers experience. The organisation explained how students between 9-19 are presented with the chance to work in a close-knit team, where everyone takes on a role to suit their skills. Teams are challenged to create and race their vision of the F1 car of the future, to official Technical Regulations, set out by a rule committee led by legendary F1 Engineer Gary Anderson.
Skills involving researching, planning, managing, designing, marketing, manufacturing and promoting themselves are all tested as teams around the world work together to reach their local Regional Final, for the chance to compete for a place at their National Final, where an invitation to compete at the hallowed F1 in Schools World Finals is tantalisingly within reach.
VEX Robotics is the world’s leading educational robotics company and the only one with significant presence from Early Years, right through every Key Stage and into University – both for classroom use and extra-curricular competitions.
At MACH 2022 it ran a series of workshops using its VEX V5 Workcell Factory Automation solution. Attendees learned about the 5-axis robot arm, industrial robots, throughput and end effectors and programmed the Workcell to pick and place. The V5 Workcell replicated the actions of many of the industrial robot arms on show at MACH from the likes of ABB, FANUC and KUKA.
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON RACING
The UWR is a university racing team competing in professional motorsport events including the F3 Cup and AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge. It is a brilliant way to learn whilst competing and put into practical operation things learnt in theory.
The Team showcased their various cars and their racing skills with practical demonstrations and tales from the trackside!
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BAKER DEERING EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Baker Dearing exists only to support University Technical Colleges (UTCs). Established in 2009, Baker Dearing sits at the centre of the UTC network and is uniquely placed to provide co-ordinated support to, and advocacy for, UTCs, as well as communications both within the network and to a broader audience.
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