Tom Parry Jones EESW Student of the Year 2017

Winners 2016

To celebrate the EESW projects of 2016-2017, we are running a competition to select an EESW student of the year.  The winner will receive up to £800 towards the cost of studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject next year.  The prize for two runners-up will be £400 & £400 respectively to help with future study.

To enter, students must:

  • Have taken part in an EESW sixth form project in 2016-17 and attended the Awards & Presentation Day
  • Be studying at least two STEM subjects at A level
  • Have achieved a Gold CREST Award
  • Be intending to study a STEM based subject to degree or HNC/HND Levels

Students will need to write a proposal explaining why they think they deserve to be EESW Student of the Year 2017.

The written proposal should include:

  • Grades gained at GCSE/AS level and chosen subjects at A level
  • Any other qualifications or STEM relevant achievements (E.g. Gold CREST Award)
  • Details of future intended study and career goals
  • Around 2,000 words outlining any Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) activities engaged with
  • 500 words explaining how they might contribute to the economy of Wales in the future

to download the Proposal template which must be submitted by email to EESW by Friday 13th October 2017.

Selected candidates will be invited to interview during the week commencing 16th / 23rd October (either at Waterton Centre, Bridgend or Llandudno (venue TBC)).

Finalists (including a parent and teacher) will be invited to attend the Welsh Automotive Forum Annual Networking Dinner which will be held on the evening of 30th November 2017 at the Vale Resort Hotel, Hensol.  We look forward to receiving your Proposal.

The award is in memory of the late Dr Tom Parry Jones (1935-2013) who was a trustee of the Engineering Education Scheme Wales for 20 years. Tom was a great entrepreneur and innovator, who established Lion Laboratories in Cardiff in 1967 and played a major role in developing the roadside hand-held electronic breathalyser, which is used by police forces across the world. It has transformed road safety and saved countless lives. The Tom Parry Jones Student of the Year Award will be supported by his widow, Mrs R W Jones.