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The zone will be officially opened by GB Rowing Team members Sophie Hosking and Chris Bartley. Chris achieved gold in the 2010 World Rowing Championships, has a biology degree and an MSc in Biology Photography. Sophie won gold in the 2011 World Cup and has a degree in Chemistry and Physics.
Visitors can learn about the science behind such sports as rowing, sailing, running and even wheelchair basketball. They will find out about how muscles work, the winning skill of concentration and how to bend a shot like Beckham. You don’t have to be a super-athlete to take part. This permanent learning zone is for every one, children and adults. Siemens has sponsored a ‘Rowing Race Simulator’ which allows two people to compete on rowing machines. Progress of the race can be viewed on a virtual lake as participant’s race towards the finishing line.
INTECH is an educational charity and popular family day-out. Open every day from 10am – 4pm, it features the Science Centre with 100 hands-on exhibits and the UK’s largest capacity Planetarium. Very popular with schools (30,000 children) as well as families.
About Siemens in the UK
Siemens in the UK
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £4.4 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
* Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports.
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INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium is a unique, exciting interactive centre administered by the educational charity, The Hampshire Technology Centre Trust Ltd, with the specific purpose of promoting the knowledge and understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Trust was founded in 1985 by like-minded people in business, industry and higher education in response to the local shortage of scientists, engineers and technicians. From humble beginnings INTECH has grown into an important regional hub for informal science learning and a popular visitor attraction for schools and the general public. INTECH is largely self-funded with more than 97% of its running costs being internally generated.
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