BLOODHOUND Education and Engagement – Inspiring the next generation
The main aim of the BLOODHOUND Project is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Our BLOODHOUND Education Programme is available to all primary and secondary schools, students in further and higher education, home educators and children’s groups and clubs. We also give presentations and hands-on demonstrations to adult groups and professional institutions, to promote the Project more widely.
Why BLOODHOUND Education?
All the information about the research, design, build and testing of BLOODHOUND SSC – the supersonic car – is freely available. We share and promote this, and educational materials and activities based on it, in many ways. These include:
- Race for the Line – our national rocket car championships
- Visits to schools, clubs and groups
- Activities at our Technical Centre
- Free online science and technology resources
New to BLOODHOUND?
If you know little or nothing about BLOODHOUND, get started with our introductory pages:
How do I find out more?
We have a range of education-related information:
- How to support the BLOODHOUND Project by becoming a BLOODHOUND Ambassador
- Infographics with fast facts about BLOODHOUND, the World Land Speed Record, the desert where the Car will run, forces and stresses, and more.
- BLOODHOUND Education news, including what’s going on at other schools, and how children (and adults) have been inspired by BLOODHOUND
- School, college, university and club visits - you can visit the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre or the BLOODHOUND Team can bring one of our inspiring hands-on activities to your school
You can also keep in touch with us by following our Education team on Twitter.
Contact the Education Team
If you would like to contact the BLOODHOUND Education Team directly to discuss ways that your organisation can be involved or use the Project's resources, then contact us via email or phone:
Telephone: 0117 985 6813 (or +44 117 985 6813 from outside the UK)
Why do we need a BLOODHOUND Education Programme?
In the UK, and many of the developed countries worldwide, there is a shortage of scientists, engineers and mathematicians. So we urgently need young people to be motivated to enjoy and study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at school and then at university.
The BLOODHOUND Project is providing a catalyst through which young people will acquire the passion and skills, and develop innovative talents, that will enable them to pursue STEM subjects and help us solve future challenges.
The BLOODHOUND Project offers a unique opportunity to provide university level engineering and technology students with access to real design challenges and test data as the project develops.
BLOODHOUND@University is run by a group of academics from the University of the West of England (UWE), Swansea University, University of Southampton and Birmingham University, with support from the EPSRC.