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Imperial College ENACTUS, Technopreneurship Programme Launches

From Parachutes to Product Launch - Year 8 Students

As always, Imperial College’s undergraduate team, implemented a challenging and exciting start to this programme, aimed at developing students’ Science, Tech & Enterprise skills.

Following a quick ‘Human Knott’ icebreaker exercise, students learnt about Air Resistance, Gravity and Marketing, in just 2 hours!

TEAMS TEST THEIR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

 

AIR RESISTANCE & GRAVITY LEARNING THE THEORY

The Parachute Challenge: Working  in teams of 4, students were tasked with the practical application of creating their own parachute, investigating the relationship between air resistance and gravity.

PARACHUTES, THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION
PARACHUTES, THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION

Testing the physics: Each parachute was then assessed by Imperial’s team, to establish how successfully the teams achieved the required balance.

PHYSICS ASSESSMENT

The Business of Parachutes: Students studied the first stages of a business, evaluating its definition, learning about the 4 Ps of marketing, mission statements and then pitching their new business launch.

THE BUSINESS & MARKETING  OF PARACHUTES

On the agenda for the next few weeks:

  • Types of Energy Sources: Students will learn about renewable and non-renewable energy, such as evaluating how the flow of electrons generates electricity.
  • Cipher and Codes: Students will apply mathematics and computer science in deciphering encrypted messages.
  • The Business Launch & Making A Product: This will be announced shortly!