UCL Engineering teamed up with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) on the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) to introduce Year 12 students from London and the South East to engineering, inspire and motivate them about STEM degrees and careers while providing them with real life exposure to industry, business and higher education.
The Engineering Education Scheme (EES) links teams of four to six Year 12 students and their teachers with local, national or international companies to work on real scientific and engineering challenges, supporting both academic and vocational learning pathways. The awareness gained empowers young people – both girls and boys – to make an informed decision about their future studies and careers.
The programme was hosted at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London. Academic and technical teams in both departments teamed up with the EDT and business partners from ARUP, SKANSKA, Selex, CH2M HILL and Manchester X Ray to offer a unique learning experience of real-world engineering to Year 12 students. Academic and technical staff from both engineering departments welcomed over 100 students, teachers and industry partners from London and the South East to UCL Engineering laboratories and workshops. They supported the teams, sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise to cater for a very diverse group of real-world engineering projects and their requirements.
Dr Manni Bhatti, Mr Les Irwin and Mr Ian Seaton led the academic and technical teams at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering while Dr Sally Day, Mr Andy Moss, Mr Gerald McBrearty and Mr Tim Bodley-Scott led the teams at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. We would also like to thank Msc Civil Engineering student, Mr Ahsan Wahedi, who supported students through the testing and design process with their projects.
Special thanks go to Chief Executive of EDT, Dr Gordon Mizner, SouthEast Regional Directors Mrs Gennie Franklin and Mr Daniel Reed as well as Chris Williams and Lidia Harrington. Finally we would like to thank all the students, teachers, schools and businesses that participated in the programme for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment. Please don’t forget to join us for the Celebration and Awards Day on the 18th of April 2016 at UCL Engineering!
This news story was originally published on the UCL Engineering Schools Engagement webpages http://www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/schools-engagement/news/100-students-teachers-and-business-mentors-participate-in-the-ucl-edt-engineering-education-programme/