26/03/2010 by mcmakarolyn
Manchester Creative and Media Academy’s (Girls) STEM Club students blew the competition out of the water at science workshop’s Fab Lab’s Environmental Design project.
A group of ten girls went to the brand new workshop at the Chips Building at Ancoats, Manchester, with five primary school pupils to take part in a contest to design wind turbine blades.
It’s hoped that it will become an ongoing project to build an interactive sculpture for the organic garden that is powered by renewable energy sources and responds to the environment by lighting up and moving.
The day was also filmed as part of Fab Lab promotional material, while STEM Club members also travelled to the House of Commons in London for its national launch.
The girls who went to London were Georgia Froggatt, Katie Nedderman and Iqrah Hussain. Chloe Grayson, Leah-Maria Seville, Ellease Martindale and Natasha Worsfold also attended.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-founded Fab Lab aims to give people from all walks of life, from young children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to bring their ideas and inventions to life.
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “This imaginative project has the power to inspire invention and innovation – bringing together young and old, businesses and individuals, to empower them to create their own products.”
For more information on Fab Lab visit www.fablabmanchester.org