HYPED is committed to engaging young people with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The UK is in need of STEM talent to build our future and work on projects like the Hyperloop, and as per the Engineering UK 2017 - The State of Engineering report, we are in the midst of "a shortfall of at least 20,000 annually" of engineering graduates. By encouraging young people to get involved in STEM we hope to have a real impact.
Address shortfall of UK Engineering graduates.
Highlight the impact of STEM careers in society.
Bring about inclusiveness and diversity within STEM learning and careers.
Promote creative, collaborative and open-ended learning.
… using the Hyperloop concept as the teaching context.
Design, Build and Operate
The Design-Build-Operate workshops are designed to showcase primary and secondary school students the wider role that engineering has on society, using the Hyperloop as a context. The workshops are designed to highlight the social impacts that STEM professions can have through discussing the stages involved in designing, building and operating a transport system. Subject choices and career paths will be built upon with students.
We are also looking forward to delivering workshops as part of a series of Masterclasses run by the Royal Institute. There will also bet the oppertunity to develop and run a full series of masterclasses in the next academic year 19/20.
We are keen to collaborate with additional parties and are looking forward to engaging with students, teachers and schools to:
Review and further develop HYPED workshops
Pilot the workshops and make any changes based on feedback
Contact STEM education organizations to publish our work
Manage the development of a masterclass series for next year
Our national competition aims to interest young people across the UK. Student teams, of any age, are challenged to design the passenger experience of the hyperloop, and in doing so develop the skills and critical thinking which is key for STEM.
Some possible focuses for the competition can be, but are not limited to:
More information and details on how to enter, please see the “Competition” tab.
We are looking for from University of Edinburgh students to:
Organize a finalists’ event
Be a contact for teams that are entering the competition
Spread word about the competition