Engineering in Education
A group of Year 12 students are taking part in the Engineering in Education Scheme run by the Engineering Development Trust.
A group of Year 12 students are taking part in the Engineering in Education Scheme run by the Engineering Development Trust. During the course of six month, the students are given a genuine engineering problem that they must find a solution to, build a prototype, produce a detailed report and present their idea to a panel of engineers followed by an intense question session.
This year TATA Steel in Corby has presented the students with a challenge. On Tuesday, the students visited TATA steel to assess the project and gain an insight into the industry. They will now meet regularly with an engineer from the company who will provide some guidance and make sure they are meeting the requirements of the project. The students will also have the opportunity to spend two days at a university during which they will build the prototype. The presentation will take place at a celebration event.
Teacher Mr David Godfrey said ‘The students will not only gain great exposure to and experience in the world of engineering but they will also earn the prestigious Crest Gold Award.’