24 Jan Engineering Education Scheme project
On Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019 myself and six Year 12’s were invited to develop our Engineering Education Scheme project by attending a residential workshop at the University of Loughborough . With a stay overnight at the Link Hotel.
The base for this year’s workshop was at the STEMLab and the West Park Teaching Hub.
The purpose of the residential workshop was to bring together students, engineers, teachers and academics from the higher education field of STEM. In this ‘High-Tech’ environment the teams developed the design concepts and prototype solutions for the industrial problem set by the company, leading to their chosen solution. It also gave students a realistic experience as possible of undergraduate life.
The workshop facilities were used to plan a model, assess and evaluate possible solutions to our engineering problems and prototype our chosen solution.
The aim was to leave the Residential Workshop with at least the outline for a final design for the chosen solution with some teams having begun prototyping.
We also took part in a report writing/presentation skills workshop and attended a presentation by Loughborough University Staff on the ‘Wonderful World of Engineering’ followed by dinner and a Quiz
Macauley Steventon (Y12)