University of Lincoln supports Go4SET initiative

School of Engineering boosts STEM subjects in local school initiative.

Go4SET is a national Engineering Development Trust (EDT) initiative which inducts secondary school students in year 8 or 9 to the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to solve real-world problems.

Through the Go4SET programme, 80 Lincolnshire students will become immersed in career relevant activities through a 10 week project which will empower them to make the best academic choices to achieve a rewarding career.

Go4SET brings together voluntary mentors from engineering businesses all over Lincolnshire, such as Micronclean, Royal Air Force, Perkins, GAME Engineering Ltd and Lincat Limited. These companies will give their time freely to guide the progress of the young participants.

Senior Lecturer, Dr Colin Dowding and research assistant, Alex Borman, of the School of Engineering, worked with Laura Forbes of EDT to host the launch at the School of Engineering, University of Lincoln. This, for the first time, enables Go4SET to be held in Lincolnshire, allowing access to local schools.

There were various activities held during the launch, such as team building for groups, management strategy presentations and the creation of a team forum. Pictured below are some of the teams with their challenges.

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There will be a Lincolnshire Final and awards ceremony held at the SPARK! Festival in Lincoln Cathedral, Friday 5th May 2017. Entry is free- come along to show your support and find out how the teams progressed.

To find out more about Go4SET national events and opportunities, search their official hashtag, #Go4SET on Twitter.