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KMF organises Stratospheric Day

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Newcastle Under Lyme College

As part of this year's KMF Young Engineer of the Year competition, a 'Stratospheric STEM' day was held at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC).

Pupils and teachers from 23 local schools attended the event and, as well as enjoying a talk from the National Space Centre on 'Stratospheric Science', they also had the opportunity to 'Meet the Experts', in a marketplace forum designed to help students gather useful information.

The experts included Chris and Alex from Sent into Space, members from Staffordshire University, the team from RAF Cosford and experts from Newcastle-under-Lyme College.

The event was part of a Young Engineer of the Year (YEOTY) project run by KMF to bring Year 10 school pupils and employers from across the region together to deliver innovative projects based around science, technology, English and maths (STEM) subjects.

This year's challenge is to build and launch a high altitude balloon into space whilst also collecting data, conducting scientific experiments and capturing film and photographs of the balloons journey to the stratosphere and back.

The day was a great success and KMF were incredibly grateful to everyone who helped out on the day and shared their knowledge.

You can find the presentations and handouts from the day: