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COUNTDOWN TO SCHOOLS SCIENCE RACE WEB-BUILDING FINAL

Added: (Wed Jun 06 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Schools across the UK have until the end of June to enter the Science Race 2001 web-building contest. Organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the competition is for students to design from scratch their own web site. The best entries will win valuable telecoms equipment, donated by Alcatel.

Schools’ web sites should show the students’ perception of the way engineering will develop in the 21st century and include proposals for a new name for ‘engineering’ to embrace both modern high tech and traditional concepts.

Science Race 2001, supported by leading telecommunications supplier Alcatel, has been set up to encourage young people to take more notice of science. An on-line quiz has already taken place with some 400 schools taking part across the UK.

BBC Tomorrow’s World presenter, Lindsey Fallow, who took part in the quiz against the students, commented: “I’m an engineer by trade and can recommend it to any student. The UK has historically led the world in engineering and we need the next generation to lead us well into the 21st century.”

For further information on the web-building contest and the Science Race, students should log on to www.epsrc-sciencerace.net.
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Issued by Prowse & Company on behalf of Alcatel.
Science Race website: www.epsrc-sciencerace.net
Alcatel website: www.alcatel.com
Media enquiries:
Peter Prowse Prowse & Co, 01372 363386 or e-mail peter@prowse.co.uk
Abi Connor Alcatel, 01628 428729, e-mail abi.connor@alcatel.co.uk
News release is available online at http://www.prowse.co.uk/newsf.html

5 June 2001

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