Wednesday, April 29, 2009

News: Bloodhound engineer to inspire school students at Rotherham firm


Richard Noble OBE, former land speed record holder, will be visiting Newburgh Engineering in Rotherham on Thursday 30th April as part of a visit designed to inspire young people about the huge opportunities for a career in engineering.

Mr Noble will meet with students from Bradfield school in Sheffield and Hinde House School to speak about his hugely exciting new project – the development of the Bloodhound SSC Supercar, for which Newburgh Engineering will be manufacturing precision components and assemblies.

He and the students will then take a tour of the Newburgh factory, where the component parts will be made.

Mr Noble aims to break the world land speed record by achieving the supersonic speed of 1,000mph with BLOODHOUND SCC – which is due for completion in 2011.

Vincent Middleton, Managing Director of Newburgh Engineering, said: "We are really excited about welcoming Richard Noble OBE to the company. This is a great opportunity for young people to find out more about the exciting prospects and opportunities that lie in a career in engineering. It will be fantastic to show Mr Noble the mock-ups of the component parts that we have produced so far for the supercar and we are really looking forward to getting started on the real thing!"

Building a car quicker than a fighter jet is not, however, the primary goal of the project. Rather, it is to inspire future generations to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible.

Newburgh Engineering works with several schools and colleges in the South Yorkshire area and will be using its involvement in the world land speed record to inspire students about the career opportunities within engineering.

Newburgh website
Bloodhound SSC website



Anonymous,  April 30, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

Such an exciting project. I do hope that this country can take heart and appreciate its engineers and scientists more.

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