St Davids College


Bright young sparks!

Published: 08.04.2024 ( a month ago )

As part of the competition the students were set a brief by professional engineers from ORE catapult energy, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy

The aim of the project was to investigate and develop new technologies to investigate the environmental impact that the construction of offshore windfarms has.

To fulfil the brief, the students came up with the design of a relatively small, autonomous sea faring vessel equipped with a range of sensors that amongst other things, could be used to track and analyse marine animal populations in our oceans.

The event was organised for schools across North Wales with the awards ceremony being held at Venue Cymru. The Year12 students won the award for ‘best use of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for Sustainability and the Environment’.

Dr Rob Hughes, Head of Chemistry, said: “The competition is a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with external engineers and scientists and explore what a STEM related career looks like. The students involved have a lot of promise and I look forward to watching them move on to bigger things.”