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Students set to build on STEM success

Published on 22/03/19

Jane Austen College students showed off their STEM skills as they won an engineering challenge at the launch of a project to boost their knowledge and confidence in science, technology, engineering, and maths.

The JAC team built the longest bridge out of straws that could support a 200g mass at the Go4SET launch on Monday, March 12.

Go4SET is a ten-week programme offering young people aged 12-14 the opportunity to develop skills and change perceptions about STEM, raising awareness of how studying these subjects can lead to a rewarding career.

Over the course of the project students from Jane Austen's STEM electives will work with their industrial mentor, Peter Samain from Samain Consultancy, to design and produce a detailed report on an energy-efficient and eco-friendly building.

They will present their report to a panel of judges at the end of the programme.