Borders College

Didn’t Dale and Dave do well!

Energy Skills Partnership, representing all colleges in Scotland for Energy, Engineering & Construction, have commended two Borders College staff members for their work on the Bloodhound and GreenPower projects.

Didn’t Dale and Dave do well!

Dale Clancy (pictured right), Electrical Engineering Lecturer, and Dave Black (pictured left), Engineering Lecturer, have been promoting STEM subjects through the on going Bloodhound and GreenPower projects, working with College students as well as secondary and primary schools. STEM is a curriculum based way of educating students in four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Roddy Scott from the Energy Skills Partnership commented: “They really are fantastic ambassadors for the College and, for us, are one of the champions across Scotland’s colleges in terms of our STEM engagement activities.”

In the most recent outing, Dave and Dale led pupils from Eyemouth and Hawick High Schools to second and third places in the Scottish Bloodhound Final in Perth, where the pupils designed, built and raced rocket–powered cars in a STEM event which saw over 550 pupils from all around Scotland attend the prestigious event. As runners up, Eyemouth High School won £500 and Hawick High School, in third place won £250 for their respective schools.

Both Dale and Dave, supported by other Borders College staff, will continue to develop and run the STEM-focussed Bloodhound (rocket cars) and GreenPower (electric car) projects in the new term.

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Published: Fri 30th Jun, 2017