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STEM Engineering Education Scheme

posted 23 Oct 2017, 02:55 by N Nelson

In October Year 12 students attended the induction day for the Engineering Education Scheme at Southampton University. This was an amazing opportunity for students to take part in learning about project management, working as a team and developing ideas for a real world solution for a local company.

The students also had an opportunity for a tour of Southampton University and sample what university life is like on campus.

Students will be mentored by and working with GKN Aerospace over the next 6 months on a project that will help GKN’s production process to save time and potentially money, using robotics.

Students were told of the importance of STEM career choices and how the UK economy will depend on our students in the future.

The team building exercise in the afternoon, asked the students to work in their project groups and create a rollercoaster that allowed a marble to roll. The winning group was the team that could keep the marble rolling the longest. The team quickly discovered that making the track as long as possible would allow this. Valuable lessons were learnt on using time effectively and planning ahead before diving straight into their project ideas.