Junior Engineer Competition – Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, 14th July 2017

Following in school workshops, winning teams from 19 local Primary schools came together at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) for the grand final on Friday 14th July 2017. The RAF Charitable Trust, working with Stemworks Ltd have put this exciting project together to engage and enthuse local young people about the opportunities available in… read more

GE K’nex Challenge Final – Results

Congratulations to all those who represented their schools at the GE sponsored K’nex Challenge Final 2017.  We hope that the project involving nearly 100 schools in Gloucestershire will help inspire the next generation of engineers in a county with a proud engineering history and (looking at the quality of these competitors) an exciting future.  Teams… read more

GE K’nex Challenge Final

We are excited about the 2017 GE K’nex Challenge final taking place tomorrow in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.  Approximately 100 schools have taken part designing and building solutions as part of the competition.  The top teams from each schools will compete against each other tomorrow, working as engineers to solve a new and thornier problem. Look at our website… read more

FESTOMANE Primary Renewable Energy Challenge 2016/17

As the new year begins we invite schools in the Stroud area (in particular those within the Hills and Valley cluster) to participate in the FESTOMANE sponsored Primary Renewable Energy Challenge.  STEMworks will come to your school and run a renewable energy workshop where students design and build wind turbines.  Pupils  will then use their turbines to… read more

K’nex Challenge Final 2016 Results

Another fantastic K’nex Challenge this week saw students from nearly 100 schools compete for the top spot.  The long running event generously supported by GE Aviation saw the following teams excel by employing superb design, problem solving and team working skills to meet a tricky brief: Morning Session: 1st – Elliott Austin & Otto Nederlof – Eastcombe Primary… read more

Lockheed Martin Engineering Challenge

Congratulations to the team from Carterton Community College who won the final of this year’s Lockheed Martin Engineering Challenge at the Royal International Air Tattoo, organised and run by STEMworks. In the run up to RIAT over 450 year 9 & yr 10 students from 8 local secondary schools took part in competitive workshops held in… read more

RIAT Primary School Engineering Competition 2015

On July 17th  2015 teams from 18 schools in the Fairford area brought their propeller and balloon powered vehicles along to the Air Shows Technozone. At the show the teams worked hard making a KNEX flying machine with the best teams being awarded the design prize, congratulation to Eastcombe primary school. The pupils were also… read more

Knex Challenge County Finals

Teams from 102 primary schools from across Gloucestershire assembled at Millbrook Academy on Tuesday 28th April to take part in the K’nex Challenge County Finals. The teams representing each of the schools was selected by being the best from the in-school challenge run during the previous two terms. In one hour the teams were challenged… read more