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.”