Seven teams from Derbyshire schools (details below) are joining sixth form students from across the East Midlands in representing their schools in a major exhibition of engineering expertise as part of the Engineering Education Scheme. Working with local companies such as Tarmac, JCB, BAE Systems and Network Rail a total of twenty one teams from across the East Midlands have laboured on their projects for 6 months and dedicated over 100 hours of work per student, including a three day period of research and development at a local university.
The culmination of their projects is a “Celebration and Assessment Day” to be held at Loughborough University on the 21st April at which they will be demonstrating their projects to independent assessors to gain certificates acknowledging their success in the Engineering Education Scheme. They can also achieve the prestigious BA Crest Award at Gold Standard for their work on the project.
The projects being presented are very varied and include developing a rainwater harvesting system for depot operation, automating a packaging system and designing a windscreen for a 52 ft luxury boat.
The Engineering Education Scheme is run nationally by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT). The students will be inspired in their presentations by the success of students from Oakham School who presented at this event last year and then went on to develop their project to receive the top team award at the National Engineering and Science Awards in Manchester last month among many other accolades.
Geoff Jellis, EDT, Regional Director for Midlands and Wales says, “The East Midlands is developing a fine reputation for the quality of its engineering and science students and this event showcases some of the best of them. All the students can be inspired by last year’s Oakham team to keep on developing their skills to achieve similar success.”
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- The Engineering Development Trust is an independent registered charity, established in 1984, running schemes to inspire and motivate young people to choose a career in science, engineering and technology (SET). http://www.etrust.org.uk/
- The Engineering Education Scheme is run nationally by the EDT and funded in the East Midlands by East Midlands Development Agency (emda) through its £6 million STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) initiative.
- Schools and Businesses involved
|Brooke Weston CTC||Corus Tubes||Northamptonshire|
|Countesthorpe||BNS Nuclear Services||Leicestershire|
|Derby High||Network Rail||Derbyshire|
|Heanor Gate||Cullum Detuners||Derbyshire|
|King Ed 7th Coalville||AstraZeneca||Leicestershire|
|Loughborough High School||Meggitt Polymer Solutions||Leicestershire|
|Oakham 1||RAF Cottesmore||Rutland|
|Oakham 2||BAE Systems||Rutland|
|Oakham 3||Hallite Seals||Rutland|
|Oundle School with Prince William||Fairline Boats||Northamptonshire|
|Prince William School with Oundle||MGWSP||Northamptonshire|
|Kesteven & Grantham girls||BAE & RAF Coningsby||Lincolnshire|
|Ratcliffe College||Chris Jackson (Intelligent Energy)||Leicestershire|
|St Marys RC HS||Corus||Derbyshire|
|Stamford HS||Cummins Generators||Lincolnshire|
|The Millennium Centre/Littleover||Electrical Alliance/Babcock||Derbyshire|