Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bloodhound SSC Project images

The BLOODHOUND Project is the World Land Speed Record attempt designed to motivate young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM subjects).

1. Education: 2,410 schools sign up to the BLOODHOUND Education programmed; independent research confirms BLOODHOUND SSC is having a mini "Apollo" effect

2. Car design finalized: BLOODHOUND SSC has gone through ten design evolutions. The design is now set with the EJ200 jet engine from a Euro fighter Typhoon positioned above the prototype hybrid rocket - the largest ever designed in the UK

3. Launch of new BLOODHOUND HQ: New BLOODHOUND Headquarters and build site opens in Bristol Docklands

4. Record attempt: Runs to commence in 2011 on the Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

5. Sponsors: Major sponsors supporting the Project include STP, Lockheed Martin and IT partner Intel

6. Supporters' club: raised over £137,000 in its first year

1. The BLOODHOUND Education Programmer
The Project has over 2,410 primary and secondary schools, 176 further education colleges and 33 universities signed up and using the BLOODHOUND Education resources in their lessons. We have reached our target of 10% of the 25,000 schools in the England and Wales in the first year alone - the Project has even had its first nursery school join this week.

An independent study by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) concluded that the BLOODHOUND Education Programmer provides a genuine hook to get children interested in science and engineering.

Siobain Barns from Harwood Meadows Primary School in Bolton, who uses the resources in her classroom, said: "Our pupils are blown away to be involved in such an exciting project and enthusiasm is equally high from girls as well as boys" she continued: "They're enjoying maths without realizing they're learning."
Bloodhound SSC Project
Bloodhound SSC Project
Bloodhound SSC

Bloodhound SProject


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