MenuClose

01223 631100

enquiries@longroad.ac.uk

In This Section ▾

Latest Updates:

Physics students win Engineering Education Scheme!

Posted on

On Friday 26 April 5 of our A Level Physics students, Rachel, Eddie, Dale, Luke and Jamie, attended the Engineering Education Scheme Celebration Day at the University of Hertfordshire.

The team have been working on a project with the local company ARM which set them the challenge of changing the world using one of their microprocessors. The team designed and built a pair of glasses which detect sounds and words and display the directional information on LEDs.

This project was a serious commitment of around 70 hours of project time; the team formed in October 2018 and have worked on their project weekly since then up to the Celebration Day last week. They have each spent about 2 hours every week as a team and then a further 2 hours with the mentor engineer from ARM developing the project. They completed a detailed report on the whole process of the design and development of the glasses.

At the Celebration event, the team gave a 15-minute presentation to a panel of 5 professional engineers and answered questions from the panel and all other 15 teams of competitors; they also set up a display board for the project where they were interviewed by more assessor engineers.

We are proud to announce that our Long Road team won the People’s Choice award as a result of all the votes from everyone present on the day! Congratulations to Jamie, Luke, Dale, Eddie and Rachel on your win! 

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photos from this event!