“Hook A Duck” Competition Winner
FANUC UK, took part in this year’s Midlands IMAGINEERING Fair on 14th - 15th November 2015 held in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena.
The aim was to encourage children and teenagers (16 and under) from the Midlands Area to take part in a range of science, technology, engineering and maths hands-on activities and a workshop. One of the activities being a “Hook A Duck” game where the children were encourage to move an LRMate robotic arm by way of left/right and up/down control buttons with a red button to instruct the robot to lower over a duck with a magnet and pick it up, all ducks were prize winners but 1 of them, was a golden duck. All of the lucky winners of the golden duck were entered into a prize draw to win a complimentary visit to KidZania London for a family of 4. Congratulations to Mr Kilborn of Cawston in Rugby, we hope you and your family have a wonderful and fun time.
Tom Bouchier, managing director, FANUC UK said: “The UK engineering sector is facing a growing need for science and engineering professionals. The gender bias that currently exists needs to be challenged, encouraging more women to take STEM careers. Despite a shift in recent years, engineering remains largely male-dominated. IMAGINEERING is a great opportunity for us to engage with girls and boys from a young age, to inspire them to think positively about science, technology and engineering. We want to show the kids the fun and challenging side of STEM, and propel them towards becoming the engineers of the future.”