Easton & Otley College Bag Top Prizes in IAgrE Young Engineers Competition
22 March 2018
News Release | Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)
Two teams from Easton & Otley College have won first and second place in IAgrE’s annual Young Engineers competition. A team from the Royal Agricultural University came third.
The competition is open to all UK training and education providers and involves creating a remote or radio controlled vehicle. Teams are given a standard set of wheels, a battery and maximum vehicle dimensions and the challenge is to produce the top performance vehicle of the competition. The vehicle that powers its way to the highest point up a curved ramp is the winner.
A team from Perkins Engines won the Class 2 section of the competition.
Fantastic hosts of the event this year were Perkins Engines Company Ltd based in Peterborough, one of the world’s leading providers of diesel and gas engines.
Alastair Taylor CEO of IAgrE, presenting the prizes said, “I was very impressed by this year’s event. The students were very engaged and the standard of competition excellent. Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and the facilities at Perkins were impressive, everyone appeared to enjoy the factory tour and the networking opportunity.”
The event was sponsored by Autoguide Equipment and Bosch Rexroth. Cash prizes were awarded to the winning teams by IAgrE plus power tools from Rexroth Bosch.
The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) are a Licensed Body of the Society, enabling them to offer the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration to their members.