Engineering in Motion (EIM), an increasingly successful organisation behind three educational initiatives welcomes David Howes to the EIM board of Directors and announces the appointment of two new key personnel. Nelson Vale joins EIM taking on the role of International Project Manager and Mark Wemyss-Holden is UK National Project Manager.

David Howes, Director of Communications and Events for EIM is expanding his role to sit on the board as well as being responsible for the global co-ordination of EIM’s current portfolio of educational initiatives:  Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge, the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge and the Jaguar Primary School Challenge.

Nelson Vale, the newly appointed International Project Manager moves to the UK from Portugal, where he has successfully run the F1 in Schools programme.  Nelson was the In-country coordinator for the past two years but first got involved with F1 in Schools in Portugal in 2005 and brings with him a wealth of experience. Nelson will be leading the international expansion of the popular Land Rover 4x4 in Schools programme, the Jaguar Primary School Challenge and assisting with the global F1 in Schools Technology Challenge. The challenges both started in the UK and have recently been introduced into 12 new markets, with further rapid growth anticipated in the coming years.

Mark Wemyss-Holden, is a former teacher and designer from Hurst Green, Lancashire, with a passion for D & T which led him to launch a 3D drawing tool product to aid creativity in schools. Mark will now bring his education and design expertise to continue the growth of the UK Land Rover 4x4 in Schools programme, F1 in Schools and the Jaguar Primary School Challenge.

Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, Engineering in Motion, says of the personnel news, “David’s appointment to the Board of EIM is well-deserved, as he has been instrumental in the on-going success of our educational programmes. With the success we have been able to expand our staffing and welcome Nelson and Mark to the team. I am sure both of these experienced educationalists will ensure that our programmes are in capable hands to meet our aims of delivering valuable educational initiatives to promote engineering in schools.”

EIM is a not-for-profit organisation totally committed to providing exciting yet challenging educational experiences through the magnetic appeal of Formula 1, motorsport and automotive engineering. Engineering in Motion runs innovative educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects with an aim to engage and encourage students to continue studying STEM subjects apprentice, further and higher education.

EIM projects include the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge, Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge and Jaguar Primary School Challenge. These are exciting international and national competitions, which currently engage with 5 – 19 year olds from primary and secondary schools in over 44 countries around the world.

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