PROMISING engineers from Solihull Sixth Form College have been working with local business Aero Engine Controls on a real-world engineering project, with the aid of the Engineering Education Scheme England (EESE).
Engineers from Aero Engine Controls worked with a group of four students on a project for the aviation industry. The team consisted of students Robert Clavert, Chris Foster, Alex Iles and John Kane, who worked with company engineers to make a device called a Rogowski Coil Detector - a way to measure electrical current surges via the magnetic field which they create.
Aero Engine Controls is owned by Rolls Royce engines and has been a part of this scheme for several years.
The team of students were presented with a production problem and encouraged to think creatively to solve the problem and build the Rogowski Coil Detector.
The students showed off their work at the West Midlands Celebration Day at Cranmore Park recently.
The team are in the process of applying for the prestigious British Science Association Gold Crest Award.
The celebration and assessment day saw more than 200 students presenting their findings on engineering projects with local firms to the judging panels of engineers from a range of firms.