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Hands On Learning For Engineers Of Tomorrow

Members of the North West Nuclear Institute saw Monica Mwanje, President of the Young Generation Network accept the gift of a purpose built demonstration glovebox, presented by Iain Crosley, MD, Hosokawa Micron Ltd, in an awards ceremony held at their Annual Dinner.

The transparent, acrylic, glovebox, complete with transfer airlock and gloveports, will be used to add an engaging, interactive element to YGN presentations which are part of a regional education programme of schools and college visits to highlight the job opportunities within the industry. The glovebox is compact and can easily be transported to various venues by the team of education volunteers to give students a fun, hands on engineering challenge experience.

‘With an established heritage of pioneering engineering technology Hosokawa Micron appreciates the importance of developing the engineers of the future. We hope that this glovebox, which will be used within the YGN education programme in schools, colleges and at Engineering Your Future events, will be the catalyst for learning and the stimulus for a new STEM career path for many of today’s students.

We hope students will ‘have a go’ at the different interactive tests and challenges to share an insight into the practical processing tasks typically carried out within a protective, contamination controlled environment and with the encouragement of the enthusiastic YGN education team see their future in the diversity of engineering opportunities open to them.’ Said Iain Crosley, MD, Hosokawa Micron Ltd.

In accepting the glovebox, Monica Mwanje, YGN President 2013, responded,

“Our volunteers support a number of events throughout the year; all of which are focused on promoting STEM opportunities to the students.  We’re often asked to explain what it is we actually do, and for examples of work environments.  The glovebox is a great addition to the YGN toolkit as it is an interactive activity that will help students to understand a little bit more about the industry.  We’re very grateful to Hosokawa Micron and thank them for their generous donation.”

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