Outreach

Solar Tour UK

2021 is shaping up to be another exciting year for DUEM, even if it didn’t go quite as planned. DUEM had originally intended to compete in the American Solar Challenge (ASC) 2021. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we had to make the difficult decision to withdraw. However, in true DUEM spirit, that wasn’t going …

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St John’s MCR Presentation

Here’s Ellie, our postgraduate advisor, giving a DUEM presentaton to St John’s MCR! The talk was called Blood Sweat & Carbon – Design, Development and Racing the Durham University Solar Car. It looked at the steps we took to design and manufacture an ultra efficient car like Ortus, and our subsequent journey across the Australian …

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Coxhoe Scouts & Beavers

Our Outreach Team have been busy preparing and delivering Zoom presentations, including a recent session with Coxhoe Beavers and Scouts! Following the event we received some lovely feedback from the group; we are so glad to hear that they enjoyed it!  A Successful Outreach Session! “Thank you to DUEM for their interesting and interactive presentation …

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British Science Week 2021

 British Science Week runs from the 5th – 14th March. We are Durham University Electric Motorsport and have put together a short video to show students how STEM subjects can lead to exciting opportunities and how the skills gained from these subjects are essential for all future careers. This video aims to meet Gatsby Benchmark 4: “By the age …

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DUEM Outreach Visits Ings Farm Primary School

On 2nd March 2020 the DUEM Outreach team visited Ings Farm Primary School to help with the ‘If I were an Engineer…’ project for the second year running in local primary schools. The project focuses on getting students to think like an engineer, by identifying problems and brainstorming ideas to tackle the issues. Throughout the week, …

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DUEM at EcoFest

The DUEM team recently presented their current solar car, DUSC, at the local event EcoFest, hosted at St. John’s Church in Neville’s Cross, Durham on 10th June. The festival was marking its 10th anniversary and the theme of the day was energy. Despite the rainy weather attempting to spoil the day, the event was a huge success …

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DUEM at STEMfest

After gratefully accepting the offer to participate in the all-girls STEMfest event, organised by Stanley Black and Decker, in partnership with Greenlight for Girls and held at UTC South Durham on 11th April, we were pleased to show off the car to the enthusiastic students who had actively chosen to attend the event. With many …

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