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To enter, go to www.stemcymru.org.uk/resources/ to download the entry form and competition template.

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EESW is pleased to announce this year’s 6th Form Project Award Winners.  75 teams took part in the competition this year, and 16 awards were given for various categories.

The annual awards events took place at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli on Thursday 19th April 2018. Congratulations to this year’s winning teams and nominees:

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EESW is pleased to announce this year’s 6th Form Project Award Winners.  25 teams took part in the competition this year, and 8 awards were given for various categories.

The annual awards events took place at Venue Cymru, Llandudno in North Wales on Tuesday 13th March 2018. Congratulations to this year’s winning teams and nominees:

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Congratulations to the winners of the F1 in Schools Challenge, North Wales 2018!

Entry Class:
Best Portfolio Award – Vulcan – Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin
Best Pit Display Award – Firefish – Brynteg School
Best Verbal Presentation Award – Mellten Rhydywaun – Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun
Future Stars Award – Speed – Y Pant School
Fastest Car Sponsored by SWIEET – Firefish (1.376s) – Brynteg School
Regional Champions Sponsored by SWIEET (and VIP’s at Silverstone for the UK National Final) – Vulcan – Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin

Development & Professional Class:

Best Team Sponsorship & Marketing Sponsored by SWIEET – Exception – St John’s College
Best Team Identity – Nemesis Inferno – Pencoed School
Innovative Thinking Award – F1 Fireflys – Brynteg School
Research & Development Award – APEX – Ysgol Bro Edern
Judges’ Recommendation – Stormbreakers – St John’s College
Development Class – Fastest Car – Swordfish (1.395s) – Brynteg School
Development Class – Best Engineered Car – Swordfish – Brynteg School
Development Class – 3rd Place  – Nemesis Inferno – Pencoed School
Development Class – 2nd Place – Nemesis – Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera
Development Class Regional Champions (and going forward to the UK National Final) – F1 Fireflys – Brynteg School
Professional Class – Fastest Car – Kalopsia – Afon Tâf School
Professional Class – Best Engineered Car – Exception – St John’s College
Professional Class – 3rd Place (and going forward to the UK National Final) – In a Jiffy – Cyfarthfa High School
Professional Class – 2nd Place (and going forward to the UK National Final) – Kalposia – Afon Tâf School
Professional Class – Regional Champions (and going forward to the UK National Final) – Exception – St John’s College

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Congratulations to the winners of the F1 in Schools Challenge, North Wales 2018!

Entry Class:
Best Portfolio Award – 6×7 Racing – St David’s College
Best Pit Display Award – Hard Chargers – Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
Best Verbal Presentation Award – Hard Chargers – Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
Future Stars Award – 6×7 Racing – St David’s College
Fastest Car – Team Hammerhead (1.727s) – Prestatyn High School
Regional Champions (and VIP’s at Silverstone for the UK National Final) – Hard Chargers – Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni

Development & Professional Class:

Best Team Sponsorship & Marketing – DRIVE – Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
Best Team Identity – Quantum – Denbigh High School
Innovative Thinking Award – Quantum – Denbigh High School
Research & Development Award – DRIVE – Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
Judges’ Recommendation – SDC Racing – St David’s College
Development Class – Fastest Car – Ka-Chow (1.634s) – Ruthin School
Development Class – Best Engineered Car – Ka-Chow – Ruthin School
Development Class – 3rd Place  – SDC Racing – St David’s College
Development Class – 2nd Place – Ballistix – Ruthin School
Development Class Regional Champions (and going forward to the UK National Final) – Ka-Chow – Ruthin School
Professional Class – Fastest Car – Quantum (1.320s) – Denbigh High School
Professional Class – Best Engineered Car – DRIVE – Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
Professional Class – 3rd Place (and going forward to the UK National Final) – DRIVE – Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
Professional Class – 2nd Place (and going forward to the UK National Final) – Pursuit Racing – Connah’s Quay High School
Professional Class – Regional Champions (and going forward to the UK National Final) Quantum – Denbigh High School

  

Please click here to see more photos from this event!

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Each year, around 600 Year 12 students take part in the Engineering Education Scheme Wales’ Sixth Form Project.  The students work in teams of up to eight on a six-month STEM project, set by a link company.

This award is in memory of the late Dr Tom Parry Jones (1935-2013) who was a trustee of EESW 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.  The Dr Tom Parry Jones EESW Student of the Year Award is supported by his widow, Mrs Raj W Jones.

Students from across Wales who took part in the EESW sixth form project last year were invited to submit an application form, detailing their experience with STEM subjects and how they might contribute to the future of the Welsh Economy.  There were a large number of excellent applications and ten students were interviewed.

The ten finalists were invited to the Welsh Automotive Forum Members’ Networking Dinner at the Vale Hotel, Hensol on 30th November.  Their places at the dinner were kindly sponsored by Dr Raj Jones, BPU Accountants and Lloyds Bank.  The winners were announced by Robert Cater, CEO of EESW and the awards were presented by the First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon. Carwyn Jones AM.

The winning student, Loren Molyneux from Ysgol Friars, worked with the Photonics Academy of Wales at Bangor University on a project entitled “A Photonics Concept Activated Self-Levelling Platform”.  She will receive £800 towards her fees for studying a STEM subject.

The runners up were William Hughes from Gower College Swansea, who worked with Power & Water on a project entitled “Zero emission mobility enhancement systems” and Kieran Dalton from Ysgol Friars, who worked with Loren on their project with the Photonics Academy of Wales at Bangor University.  Each runner up will receive £400 towards their fees for studying a STEM subject.

The judges also selected Oliver Barbaresi of Ysgol Friars for a discretionary award.

To view photos from this event, please click here

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Below are a selection of quotes from students who participated in our Girls into STEM activities in 2016-2017, answering the question “What difference has taking part made to you”

“Taking part has made me realise how much I’d like to become an Engineer”

“It gives me a different and more interested perspective on science, maths etc through more activities”

“That Engineering isn’t only for boys and that there are many careers in STEM subjects”

“I know now that more girls need to have a career in IT”

“It gave me a view of what we can do with our science skills”

“I have an insight on how the jobs here can have an impact on later life”

“Realising women can do science as well”

“Opened a new door for multiple pupils”

“It’s made me think that apprenticeships are looking for girls”

“Made me more aware of the problems that businesses undergo”

“That girls can do Engineering well and can make a living out of it”

“I’m now more aware of transforming waste”

“Made me aware of all the non-renewable resources and waste”

“I think that I am more open to becoming an engineer before I only wanted to be a forensic scientist”

“Acknowledging that woman can do the same engineering jobs as men can”

If you are a company who would like to host an event with us, or a school who would like to attend an event, contact us today!

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Below are a selection of quotes from students who participated in the EESW Sixth Form Project 2016-2017

“In the team, personally we have all seen a raise of interest for a future in engineering and a passion for the representation of females and an end to the gender gap ever present in engineering and many other industries.”

“I started the EESW scheme unsure of how it would help me later in life, however the scheme has been incredibly rewarding to the development of both my personal skills and my understanding of engineering.  Previously to joining the scheme, my contact with engineering had been minimal at best, I had a lack of understanding to the magnitude of jobs and areas that it covered, and now realise that Art and Design Technology are both key parts in engineering, and given the right opportunity I might go down the path of a job in the field.”

“Throughout this whole project, I learnt a lot of things including a great deal about technology, how to design and manufacture a product, I learnt what the public wants and needs and I also learnt that if you want to be part of a big project like this one, you need to be committed and turn up to every meeting so that you don’t miss anything. It is crucial not to miss anything so that you are up to date on what needs to be done.”

“I have learnt the importance and the advantages of working in a team, the significance of communication, and the reasons behind deadlines. The project we were given has broadened my understanding of the consequences of the gender gap and sparked my passion about the subject, which is something I would like to continue to debate in the future. The EESW has helped me develop my personal skills to the next level, I now have greater confidence with speaking to new people and crowds, working in teams, and my writing and thinking skills have all developed greatly, something that will be very beneficial to me in the future.”

To get involved, contact us today!

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The EESW Wales Rally GB Competition for schools was a joint initiative between the WRGB organisers, Toyota UK and the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) on behalf of the Welsh Government and was open to all primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in the region.   EESW received over a hundred entries into the competition from primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in Wales and the task of selecting a winner was not an easy one!

Rheinallt Jones of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni was the proud winner of the competition, having his livery design applied to a Toyota GT86, courtesy of Toyota.  The winning design was applied to the car, which was displayed at Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni for a short period ahead of its official unveiling.  The design was officially unveiled by Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Ken Skates and Toyota GAZOO Racing WRC star Jari Matti Latvala at the Big Bang @ Dayinsure Wales Rally GB on Thursday 26th October, in front of a large crowd of Rally-goers!

Rheinallt was presented with a scale model of his liveried car and an artist’s impression of his design, signed by WRC racing drivers Latvala, Juho Hänninen and Esapekka Lappi as well as Team Principal, four-time WRC Champion and Tommi Mäkinen.

Rheinallt said “I tried to think of what would look cool and came up with the red dragon on the Welsh flag and then changed the shape to fit the car. I went through multiple designs and it took about a week to settle on the final one. I’m a big rallying and motor sport fan in general, so I’m really excited to be here with my friends and family and am looking forward to taking them along to see some of the action”

The runners-up of the competition, Blake Chandler (Ysgol Gwynedd) and Ivan Cherednichenko (Corpus Christi High School) also attended the unveiling and received hoodies and goody bags, courtesy of Performance Clothing and Toyota.  The winner and runners-up were treated to a VIP lunch, courtesy of Citroen and Toyota, as well as a VIP tour of the Toyota Engine Plant.

The Big Bang @ Dayinsure Wales Rally GB STEM Awareness Event was a huge success, with over 1800 people attending over two days, with over 500 receiving a tour of the Toyota Engine Plant.  Over 30 schools from across Wales attended with their pupils and the event was a huge hit with teachers, pupils and members of the public alike!  With interactive exhibits from EESW, Toyota, Qioptiq, JCB, Airbus and many more, there were lots of things to see and do at the event!

Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy thoroughly enjoyed their time at the event, saying “The Education Marquee was brilliant with lots of interactive activities for our students (and staff!!) to take part in. But it was brilliant to come away with clear information regarding qualifications needed for apprenticeships not to mention where these opportunities are available. We can now use these and pass them on to our students back in school.”

For more photos of the Big Bang @ Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, click here!

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An all-girl team of budding engineers are representing Wales at the F1 in Schools Challenge World Finals in Malaysia, 2017.

The team – Eleanor Edwards-Jones, Beca Jones, Jessica Pritchard, Tesni Smith, Anna Thomas and Elin Worth – are all Year 11 pupils at Ysgol Brynrefail, Gwynedd studying GCSEs in Design & Technology and Science.

The pupils, collectively known as “Team Falcon Force” are making the 6,640-mile once-in-a-lifetime trip to Malaysia after beating six other Welsh schools to win the north Wales regional final in April.  The Engineering Education Scheme Wales runs the F1 in Schools Challenge in Wales and has provided mentoring and support to the team throughout their journey in the competition.

The team went on to be the Best Welsh Team at the national finals at Silverstone, having been judged by (amongst others) F1 specialists from Mercedes and McLaren.

The team were also nominated for the “Women in Motorsport” prize for designing the fastest model F1 car in Wales, with the car being the 9th fastest in the UK.

The girls worked hard during lunch breaks and holidays to design and make the car – with a ‘little’ help from Mr Paul Griffiths, their DT Teacher.

The project included making an oral presentation to judges, their car passing a scrutiny test, racing the car along a 20-metre track powered by a gas canister and against other competitors.  They also produced an engineering portfolio, found team sponsors and raised the £17,000 necessary to get the six of them to Malaysia.

Team Falcon Force were obviously successful in raising the £17,000 needed, as they are currently starting a week of competition racing in Kuala Lumpur against 42 teams from all around the World!

Go Team Falcon Force!

Follow them on TWITTER for more information and pictures: @falconforce2017

Well done, best wishes and good luck!

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