DUEM Invited to the United Nations Climate Conference COP22

DUEM are attending the UN's Climate Conference; COP22

Durham University Electric Motorsport are proud to announce that they have been invited to exhibit at the United Nations Climate Conference, COP22, in Marrakesh, Morocco from 14-15th November. As the UK’s longest running solar car team, DUEM’s heritage of world-leading solar car design, manufacture and racing has been recognised in an unparalleled way and we are delighted to be attending this conference.

This truly is the international stage and will see the signing of landmark agreements following on last year’s Paris Conference; COP21. We are proud to be showcasing our team in front of world leaders, press and thousands of delegates. Not only that, but the event itself is followed by billions – our reach continues to climb ever higher. We are thrilled to showcase the support of our sponsors at the event & bring a new element to our partnerships. We also look forward to signing new agreements at the show & will keep you informed.

We will be representing British engineering and innovation in sustainability on the global stage. Our mission has always been to showcase the very latest technology, to educate the public about climate change and to inspire the next generation; we are taking this to the next level through our exhibition at COP22.

This is going to change everything, all over again.

Science Museum 2016

DUEM's Solar Car at the Science MuseumOur Solar Car at the Science Museum

We know our solar car has the power to inspire millions around the world. Having taken the car to numerous school around the UK in recent years, we wanted a central location to attract the public and, particularly, schoolkids from around the world to showcase our technology. We had a fantastic event, exhibiting at the Museum’s Antenna Live event from 26-28th July. Many thousands came to see us and it was the perfect event to inspire young and old about our project and let them know about our exciting future ambitions. Oh & with it being such a tourist hotspot, it tested our language skills very well indeed!

DUEM Visits Whitworth Park

 

DUEM's Solar Car at Whitworth Park with their Greenpower TeamDUEM inspires students at Whitworth Park

Following on from a very successful presentation at St Peter’s School in York, DUEM took their solar car to Whitworth Park School in Spennymoor. Throughout the day, DUEM gave talks to all year groups, ensuring all ages got up-close experience of our state-of-the-art solar car. We received some fantastic questions and were thrilled at the response from the students.

Not only that, but Whitworth Park are one of the schools to enter the prestigious Greenpower IET Formula 24 Competition. We spent a great deal of time with their team, passing on experience and tips that we had learnt from our solar racing. We wish the team every success with their regional heat at Croft Circuit in July this year.

You can read coverage of our outreach day by The Northern Echo here.

St Peter’s School

St Peters York

St Peter’s York, 1st March 2016

DUEM were delighted to speak at a public lecture to St Peter’s School on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm entitled Blood, Sweat & Carbon. Oliver Headlam-Morley, our team principal, is an Old Peterite. Having recently returned from the World Solar Challenge, he detailed our experiences crossing the Australian Outback, and the engineering challenges involved in building a solar powered vehicle. Finally, he gave a glimpse into our exciting future ambitions.

It was a fantastic opportunity for us to inspire the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and others who dare to think different & we look forward to yet more in the months ahead!

Tonbridge School

Tonbridge School

15th June at Tonbridge School, Kent

Following on from DUEM’s incredibly successful visit to Motorexpo, the team visited Tonbridge School. We showcased our solar car to the assembled staff, pupils & parents, leaving many stunned as to the feat we were attempting and the car we had designed. We made some great contacts, and certainly, we think, inspired the next generation of engineers! We are extremely grateful to Tonbridge School for letting us showcase our car there. We look forward to returning soon with a car that has been to Australia & raced 3000km. You can find out more about Tonbridge at www.tonbridge-school.co.uk