A full-scale model of the 1,000mph Bloodhound SuperSonic Car swept into Stormont recently capturing the imaginations of more than 210 local school children.
The October visit was the first time Bloodhound had been to Northern Ireland. Isobel Pollock, Past President of the Institution, originally from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland commented: “We were delighted to bring Bloodhound SSC to Stormont, and showcase this unique example of UK engineering which has captured the imagination of thousands of young people.
“Engineering and innovation have long put the UK at the heart of the global economy, and Bloodhound SSC is another reminder of the exceptional skill and vision of our engineers. However, we have a severe skills shortage in the UK and will soon face a very real crisis if we don’t encourage more young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).”
Watch our video (below) to find out more about the visit and how the project is helping to inspire the next generation of engineers.
The Institution is one of the key sponsors of Bloodhound SSC, which aims to break the world land speed record by reaching over 1,000mph in the South African desert in 2015.
Bloodhound SSC (above) captured the imaginations of hundreds of young people in Belfast recently.
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