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WMG working with local school for electric racing competition

go-kart EVGP Indianapolis 2012Researchers from WMG are working with staff and students from a local school on a project designed to help get the students interested in engineering and the technology involved in developing an electric-powered racing car.

Darren Stewardson, Materials Technologist at WMG, and Dr Steve Maggs, Principal Teaching Fellow at WMG, have been working with North Leamington School to develop an electric car which will eventually be built to compete in IET Formula 24, a national competition held at Goodwood, for students aged 11-16.

The team, also involving University of Warwick undergraduate Engineering student, Chiraag Vekaria, is currently working with the school to develop the car's chassis. This will then be used to demonstrate the workings of the car to the school's students to help get them excited about the project and build an understanding of the design and development of an electric vehicle.

Fri 14 December 2012, 09:24 | Tags: Steve Maggs Education Public engagement