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January 28

Supporting STEM Education in the Local Community

Each year, Land Rover hold a 4 x 4 competition for high school students to showcase their talent in design and engineering.  This year, Broughton Laboratories supported Team Echo who are a group of girls from Skipton Girls High School, a high performing engineering academy based in North Yorkshire.
 
The regional finals were held at the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bolton. Each team had to complete a range of activities from designing a new body shell to coding software which detects when the remote controlled 4 x 4 tilts as they navigate through a challenging terrain course.
 
Team Echo came in second place, and they also won an award for best verbal presentation. They are through to the next round, and we wish them the best of luck for the national finals in March.
 
Katie Harrison, our Operations Services Manager said, “As an ex-student of Skipton Girls it’s been great to have the opportunity to support not only the local community, but to promote and encourage the next generation of women in science and technology.”
 
Team Echo 4 x 4 FrontTeam Echo 4 x 4 Back
Team Echo Coding3D Printer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Theresa Webster is the Marketing Director at Broughton Laboratories. After studying at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte receiving a BSc in Biology and a BA in Chemistry, Theresa began her career here at Broughton Laboratories, as a Commercial Projects Manager. She developed business start-ups from idea to fully operational divisions, in particular, the stability storage facility and software services. Theresa led the software services division to become a stand-alone business in 2012 as Broughton Software providing the industry's leading LIMS solution for Quality Control Laboratories. She has rejoined the team at Broughton Laboratories in 2018 with a focus to ensure the customer's evolving needs are continually met by our services.