Engineering Education Scheme launches with two SSFC teams
20 October 2016
Physics and Product Design Year 1 students Keiran Roberts, George Jennings, Richard Parsons, Laura-Jayne Adamson, Eleanor Thurston, Thomas Hilbert, James Lapslie, James Holland and Harriet Mundon visited RAF Cosford’s Cold War Museum for the Engineering Education Scheme launch day at RAF Cosford museum on 18th Oct.
Led by Charlotte Brock, Programme Leader Art & Design and teacher of Product Design and Colin Lobley, Physics Technician, EES is a unique opportunity to experience the challenge and fulfilment potential of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Each team is supported by a local STEM company, in this case GKN Land Systems and assigned a STEM mentor. The supporting company provide a real-world engineering problem which the students work together in 2 teams of four and five to solve over a 6 month long project.
Teams will also attend a residential workshop at a university midway through their project, where facilities will be available to manufacture models and prototypes. This enables teams to provide ‘proof-of-concept’ for their ideas. By the time of the Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) in April, the teams will have produced a full technical and business report and a working or representative prototype to demonstrate their ideas.