Engineering Education Scheme Student Team Winners
Global Marine Systems Limited, with joint venture partner Huawei Marine Networks (HMN), has mentored a team of four, sixth form students to the 2016 Engineering Education Scheme (EES) National finals where they were crowned champions.
The team, comprising of students from the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School including Charlotte Buttery, Jahnina Queddeng, Alicia Trew and Abbie Cook, undertook a six-month engineering project with the EES, a programme run by education charity, the Engineering Development Trust. At the 2016 finals held at the Institute for Engineering and Technology in London on Wednesday 7th September, the team was announced as the overall winners, surpassing over 260 schools from across the country.
The EES provides students the opportunity to work on commercial projects within a range of engineering companies; a rare and powerful educational experience for the young adults from Brentwood Ursuline. Over a six month period, the team designed, constructed and developed a tar cleaning device known as the ‘Tarminator’ which has been adopted by HMN and is expected to bring both time and cost savings during the maintenance of transatlantic communication cables.
HMN engineer and scheme mentor Adrian Jarvis said, “The students exceeded our expectations in developing a product that solved a real problem for us, with the added bonus of winning the national award. It has been a pleasure working with the students who have developed many new skills and grown into confident young professionals. I wish them all well for their future in their chosen profession and would like to personally thank Mr Dif, Head of Physics at the school, and the students for their enthusiastic support.”