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Our new and innovative Shake, Rattle & Roll competition aimed at 14-16 year old students was officially launched on Monday, 3 October 2016. In conjunction with CCEA, Mary Kelly, our Test House Manager, took part in proceedings at Armagh Planetarium, kicking off World Space Week.
Shake, Rattle & Roll is an exciting opportunity for Northern Ireland students to take part in a practical challenge that will develop further understanding and interest in STEM subjects and engineering. The competition will inform students on the importance of testing during product development for structural integrity issues such as vibration, acoustics and strength.
“We are delighted to be hosting this competition and hope it provides a practical and challenging engineering task. We very much look forward to welcoming the students to our Newry facilities for a hands on day of testing and engineering demonstrations. The competition is intended to inspire the next generation of talented technicians and engineers, who are vital for the long term success of our business and the sector locally.”
– Michael Thompson, General Manager
“One of the main units in our Level 2 qualification in Space Science Technology, focuses on the role of the aerospace industry (specifically in Northern Ireland) and how it impacts the local and global economies. Students learn about composite materials and their application within aerospace technologies. Shake, Rattle, & Roll is an exciting competition because it gives students the opportunity to demonstrate this understanding in a controlled scenario at the Resonate Testing Ltd. facilities.”
– Justin Edwards, CCEA’s CE
Students will design and build a cantilever structure representative of an Aircraft wing box section. The structure will need to span a certain length while being capable of supporting a mass of known quantity.
The structure will then be set up on the Resonate Testing vibration system, instrumented with accelerometers by Resonate Testing engineers and exposed to a vibration environment. The structure will SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL!
Whoever designs the cantilever structure which lasts the longest WINS!
To find out more about what’s involved in the competition and information on the fantastic prize on offer, click on the link below:
Who is this competition aimed at?
Students, aged 14-16 years, currently studying STEM subjects and Space Science Technology may benefit from taking part in the challenge as well as students interested in engineering.
To get your school involved in the ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ competition, simply visit the ling below: