Phil Worsley, a teacher at The Joseph Whitaker School in Nottinghamshire specialises in Electronics, Systems and Control for pupils aged 11- 19. Phil has run successful STEM clubs throughout his teaching career and has won many local, regional and National STEM competitions. Phil has promoted gender equality in his teaching to ensure that all activities are by their nature non-gender specific, removing the ‘barrier’ of why girls shouldn’t do engineering. Phil’s Young Engineers team are 1/3rd girls and they are no different in their perception of STEM – It is exciting!
What might you expect?
The story of a teacher, some amazing school children and a Guinness World record attempt for the fastest model rocket car that started in Birmingham at 96 miles per hour in 2013. And how they, one year later reached 533.1mph on a wet October morning in 2014. Two years later and they are going for the Sound Barrier (which they might have already almost broken –at 730 miles per hour).
Phil Worsley and his intrepid team are wanting to go faster, much faster! The lecture will feature video and sounds of launches, whooshes and crashes and explain how they have overcome so many issues to consider breaking the Sound Barrier. Those with delicate ears may want a pair of ear defenders!
You can find out more information about Phil in this BBC News video.