The Record is Set: Young Students Achieve New Heights

The Record is Set: Young Students Achieve New Heights

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Engineering students and local school children in Belfast Ireland, set a Guinness World Record in early September. Together they built a 100 foot Meccano Bridge. Meccano is a "model construction system created by Frank Hornby in 1898 and billed as "mechanics made easy"". Meccano consists of a range of metal plates & wheels connected by nuts and bolts. The students at Queen's University Belfast used a total of 11,000 metal pieces and 70,000 nuts or bolts to create the bridge. The Big Bridge Build project was aimed to encourage young people into careers involving engineering, technology, and math. Professor Trevor Whittaker from Queen's University Belfast claimed, "We are basically training young people, training them to think, training them to dream". It's encouraging to see young people become interested in science and engineering at a young age.

Each year the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering hosts what is known as Engineering Exposition (E-Expo). The next one will take place March 5, 2016. To find out more about the event, visit: http://www.engineering-expo.com/

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