Pave Aways has been unveiled as one of the mentors for this year’s Shropshire Star STEM Challenge, which aims to drive more young people towards careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Our Design Manager Keeley Fox, alongside Managing Director Steven Owen, will work with several teams from schools within The Marches Academy Trust – including The Marches in Oswestry, Sir John Talbot’s School in Whitchurch and Market Drayton’s Grove School – as part of the countywide initiative.

The teams of six students have been challenged to design a product, using the elements of STEM, that has a positive benefit to an individual/group and the environment or just the environment. They will have to present their product as a working model or prototype to a panel of judges at a presentation event in July and then take questions and answers about its development and use.

There are seven team prizes to be won: best work plan; best team work; best operating model; best presentation: best entrepreneurial team and maths champion plus an award for an overall winner. There will also be a mentor recognition award.

Steven said: “The building industry relies heavily on science and technology at every stage of a project from concept, through construction and on to completion. As a business, we are passionate about inspiring young people to follow one of the many exciting careers available in construction and the associated professions. We are looking forward to working with The Marches and guiding its team during this challenge.”

Read more about the Shropshire Star STEM Challenge here.