STEM Sussex is the STEM outreach support department of the University of Brighton

A skateboard that generates electricity…..

Published: 14 January 2019

‘A skateboard that generates electricity’……………..‘A transport hub for the Waterloo area of London’.

Theses are just two of the student projects kicked off during a two-day residential workshop, held at the University of Brighton, and coordinated by STEM Sussex. 

The projects were among those undertaken by young people taking part in this year’s Engineering Education Scheme (EES). This scheme pairs teams of six Year 12 students and a teacher with an engineering professional from a local company, to work on real industrial problems for which these companies are looking for solutions.  

During the six-month project EES helps develop Year 12 students’ skills in project management, report writing, communications and teamwork. These are all key life skills which are being developed within the context of the world of work.

In this year’s programme there are 11 schools taking part in the scheme. Each school is paired with an engineering professional from one of the following companies: BP, General Dynamics, KBR, L3 Commercial Aviation, Leonardo, Mott McDonald, Photek, Ramboll and Weston.

Students, teacher and engineering professionals have all found EES and the workshop rewarding. The Scheme improves industrial and higher education links and can provide early access to high ability, potential graduate recruits.

The students will now continue to work on their projects until April, when an assessment and celebration day will be held.

For further information about this Scheme please visit our information page on EES or contact us here at STEM Sussex on 01273 644178 / email stemsussex@brighton.ac.uk.



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