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 each school, with the best team selected to represent their school in the final at RIAT. Over the course of the day the students have to design and construct a solution to the challenge presented to them. In this instance it was the fast and accurate delivery of Humaitarian Aid from an aircraft. Points were awarded for speed and precisiion of delivery.
Using sound design and engineering principles the team from Carterton developed their winning solution, and were presented with prizes by Marillyn Hewson, CEO designate of Lockheed Martin.
STEMworks has worked closely with Lockheed Martin on educational projects for a number of years, helping develop the engineers of the future. While STEMworks develops and delivers the workshops Lockheed Martin engineers provide fantastic support and act as great role models for the stduents.