VEX Robotic Trip
There is a well-documented shortage of engineers in the UK. The Royal Academy of Engineering and EngineeringUK, amongst others, have conducted research that has clearly documented this. The UK needs 100,000 new graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects every year until 2020 just to maintain the current employment numbers.
What is even more staggering is the percentage of females who make up the current engineering workforce in the UK – only 6%. In light of this, VEX Robotics along with National Grid have formulated the Girls into STEM program. 8 of our Girl’s from Stretford High School competed against hundreds of national schools and managed to impress the judges with their exciting and creative submission. As a grant recipient the class has received everything needed to enter a team and compete in this year’s VEX Robotics Competition – Nothing But Net.