National Gold CREST Award
The Engineering Education Scheme is an initiative that brings together schools and industrial companies so that ‘would be engineers’, or students that wish to sample this avenue of employment, can work on substantial projects, whilst receiving support from a working engineer.
Teams of four to six students, usually from L6, work with one engineer on the completion of the whole project from ‘brief’ to report. Successful teams are honoured with a Gold CREST Award which, in industry and Higher Education, carries similar prestige to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
This year’s project required the students to research and develop mechanisms to counter the incursion of drones into the airspace around airfields and prevent a serious incident. The teams worked closely with University South Wales’ Aviation Academy and attended many visits to question the engineers and to discuss their possible solutions.
Both teams presented their project at the Engineering Education Scheme ‘Celebration and Assessment Day’ – held, this year, at Parc – Y – Scarlets, where they received a good deal of attention. There were 75 other teams from Cardiff involved in this challenge.
The team of Charles B, Frank J, Sarvesh M and Tasmin Z were nominated for ‘Best application of Mathematics’, sponsored by TATA steel.
The team of Benjamin C, Daniel S, Sashya K, and Rowan D were nominated for ‘Best application of Science’, sponsored by Power and Water and ‘Best application of Mathematics’, sponsored by TATA steel. They won the ‘Best application of Mathematics’ award, winning £500.
Congratulations to all students involved, you should be very proud of what you’ve learnt and achieved throughout this journey.
16 May 2018
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