Case Studies

Another EESW past student shares their experience!

Interview with Sarah-Jane Potts who took part in EESW in 2010-11 and was linked with Mabey Bridge.  Sarah is now a Research Engineer at the Welsh Centre for Printing & Coating based at Swansea University.  Why did you decide to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme Wales? I had always been interested in maths, science and design but was unsure of which career to go for. I decided to participate in the scheme to help me make a more […]

Girls Visit Airbus!

In March 2011, thirty girls from Ysgol Maes Garmon and Ysgol Glan Clwyd visited Airbus, Broughton as part of EESW’s Girls into Engineering initiative. Female employees participated in a question and answer session with the young ladies and discussed their careers within Airbus.  The students also toured the Airbus A380 Factory, where wings for the giant aircraft are made and assembled. Manufacturing shop support engineer Emma Holland said “As I have personally taken part in the EESW scheme, I was […]

Success at Go4SET!

Teams from Amman Valley Comprehensive School, Ysgol Botwnog and Gowerton School were challenged to research, design and build prototype solutions that reduce the carbon footprint at their school. The teams were assessed on their team work, the commercial viability of their solution and environmental sustainability.  The team from Amman Valley Comprehensive School won an award for the “Most Commercial Potential” with their design to reduce energy consumption remotely by the use of an APP.  Gowerton’s Team, Environmental Drips received the […]

Jessica Jones – UK Young Engineer of the Year

Jesscia Jones, the first female UK Young Engineer of the Year was nominated and elected for her work on an EESW project in 2011-2012. Jessica, a student at St David’s Sixth Form College in Cardiff, took part in a project set by global company Huntleigh Healthcare.  She has become an ambassador for female engineering students everywhere.  Jessica said “Science and maths-based subjects are traditionally perceived as a male discipline and this outlook discourages females from taking these subjects.  This is […]

TATA Steel & F1 in Schools 2011

TATA Steel – F1 in Schools Four primary schools and one comprehensive school have signed up for the Formula 1 Challenge in schools in partnership with Tata Steel.  The F1 challenge will see the schools develop an F1 Car over the next few months using CAD/CAM. “The F1 Challenge is an excellent way to engage young children in engineering and STEM subjects at a young age.  Tata Steel are proud to be able to support our local schools with our […]

Flintshire Girls Visit Airbus

Airbus Visit Female students from Hawarden High School and Alun School, Mold, visited the Airbus Broughton site as part of the Girls into Engineering Scheme, run by EESW.  Students saw advanced engineering and modern manufacturing at work in Airbus’ West Factory, where wings for the Airbus A380 are made.  Beth Pickering, quality conformance engineering apprentice was one of the volunteer hosts. She said “It’s great to meet future talent.  I enjoyed sharing my experiences with them and giving them insight […]

Coleg Llandrillo Project 2010-2011

Coleg Llandrillo Project 2010-2011 Two teams from Coleg Llandrillo participated in projects linked with Wylfa Power Station and Airbus.  One team studied Mechanical Engineering and the other Electrical Engineering. Ian Thompson, manager of Coleg Llandrillo Cymru’s Technology Innovation Centre, said “We used the specialist facilities here at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru to manufacture the parts using the students’ designs.  We then assembled the prototype into a working model so that they can take it to the awards event in Llandudno.  It […]

Team Fast Lane Racing of Ysgol Friars, Bangor…

Team Fast Lane Racing of Ysgol Friars, Bangor, are the current welsh F1 in Schools champions and have recently taken part in the World Final that was held in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The team, have over the past 12 months, been applying their skills, knowledge and acute attention to detail to their World Final set-up. The team, consisting of 6 Ysgol Friars pupils (Isabel Griffith, Aron Griffith, Tomos Owen, Emily Owens, Masuma Begum […]

F1 – Dave Tiddy, Head of 6th Form, Ysgol Pen Y Bryn

This has been a fabulous experience for our school, and has been unlike any other project that we have previously been involved with.  Motivation for this project was marvellous, as you never need to justify why you are building a “Race Car”.  For our project we had to design, make and race our own unique gas powered race car at the Welsh Heat of the Bloodhound Challenge as part of Formula One in schools.  Our main aim was to take […]

Kate Jones – Trainee Rehabilitation Engineer

I don’t think that I ever knew what career I wanted when I was younger. I’d thought about being a vet, translator or doctor but nothing really struck me. I knew that I liked to be creative and hands on, solve problems, speak languages and I wanted to do something that helped others. I chose to study Geography, German, French and Graphics at GCSE level and at sixth form French, Mathematics and Biology. Whilst at sixth form I attended a […]