Engineering Education Scheme Celebration & Assessment Day

Published on 23 May 2016

Engineering Education Scheme Celebration & Assessment Day

On Friday 22nd April, Year 12 students Ross Day, Jordan Philip,Owen Cavender and Jemma Siddle completed the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) and attended the Celebration and Assessment day at the University of Hertfordshire. EES is a project which gives Sixth Form students the opportunity to work alongside engineers from  a local company, to solve a real life engineering problem. This year they were asked by Leighton Buzzard company BE Aerospace to create a solution for the vacant middle place on an airline seat.

The assessment day gave the students the chance to display and present their engineering solution in front of a panel of engineering industry experts. The students were highly  commended for their efforts and impressed the judges with their idea to offer airline passengers an option to upgrade, if they are sitting next to a vacant seat, to use a games console and tray. The students showed their design process on presentation boards and had a prototype of their tray on display on real aircraft seats which prompted lots of interest from everyone at the event. The day concluded with a presentation from key note speaker Phil Mayo who is a managing director and founder of Premier EDA Solutions Ltd who demonstrated to the students how important and influential engineering solutions are for our everyday lives.

As a result of their efforts the students qualified as industrial cadets and achieved a GOLD CREST award from the British Science Association. The CREST award certificates were presented to the students by their mentor from BE Aerospace, Stress and Certification Engineer Stuart Bowers and the Vice President of BE Aerospace Keith Delderfield.

Miss Pettit