National awards in Engineering and Architecture
Thirty-one girls at College are celebrating a range of national achievements, scholarships and awards in Engineering and Architecture.
National Arkwright Engineering Scholarships
An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK, inspires and nurtures school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering profession. The Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre 16 year old students, through a rigorous selection process, and support students through the two years of their A Levels or equivalent qualifications. Scholars receive £600, an industrial mentor, the opportunity to network with other scholars and the chance to complete for an Arkwright Undergraduate Scholarship, available exclusively to Arkwright Engineering Scholars - worth £12,000.
As this is a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship, it is rare for schools to get even one Arkwright Scholar per year. This year we are very proud of our three girls who have been awarded Arkwright Scholarships. Congratulations go to Isabelle Crofts, Kofo Babalola and Claire Utomi (UC5) on their outstanding achievement.
Newnham College, Cambridge Essay competition
Newnham College, University of Cambridge, 'Architecture Essay Prize' was new for 2016-17 and CLC had several girls enter. Bernice Wong (SFC1) was awarded highly commended for her skilled essay documenting her experience of visiting the Pompidou Centre in Paris on a recent trip. The prize gives students the opportunity to think analytically and creatively about architecture, and encourage girls to think of Architecture as a fun and interesting subject to study.
Bernice's focus was not just on the architectural structure itself, but also on the space created around the building. This was centred particularly on how Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano commandeered the use of the Square Pompidou that the museum looks over, activating a degree of theatricality. This, she argued, could be seen to relate back to the new kinds of media collected by the museum such as film, video and performance. Bernice stated that this could be seen as a marker of the museum’s success and placed particular emphasis on the communal rhythm created in the area and the importance of this, not only in a cultural setting but also in the regeneration of Paris in general.
Tamilore Ayo-Famola was awarded third prize in the Newnham College 'Engineering Essay Prize' for her exploration of the Hyperloop. The Hyperloop is a mode of passenger and freight transportation, proposed by Elon Musk in 2013, that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum, low pressure tube at more than aircraft speed. This annual prize encourages students to think creatively about how some of the scientific knowledge gained at school may be applied in later life, in particular in industry. The prize also aims to recognise the achievements of high-calibre students and those who teach them, and encourage more girls to study Engineering at university. Each of the Newnham Essay Prizes has a first prize of £400, a second prize of £200 and a third prize of £100.
Kroto Prize winners
Every year the University of Sheffield runs the Harry and Margaret Kroto Prize for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Learning. The prize is awarded annually to students aged 11-18, from any school in the world, for the best video about any Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics subject matter.
There is a 1st prize of £300, 2nd prize of £200 and 3rd prize of £100 and only one entry per school permitted.
Congratulations to Ivy Chen and Jenny Wang (UC5) for winning 1st place in this international competition for their video, which was filmed in College's EET lab and is entitled The Science of 3D printing: 3D Industrial Revolution.
Talent 2030 finalists
Congratulations to Phoebe Jones (LC3) and Selina Guo (SFC1) for reaching the finals of the Talent 2030’s National Engineering Competition for Girls. As part of the national competition, girls were invited to submit inventions to solve the major challenges of the 21st century. Phoebe’s invention was the design of an adaptable flue stack filtration system which was impregnated with bacteria to metabolise waste gases to help control industrial emissions. Selina’s invention was for an automatically lowering blind, made from a particulate matter filter, which could be retrofitted to households to mitigate the harmful effects of smog. Phoebe and Selina’s inventions made the shortlist of 40 from over 260 entries from 705 girls.
The TeenTech Awards are an annual initiative that challenges young people aged 11-18 to tackle key societal and environmental issues using the power of science, technology and engineering. Each year, finalists present their ideas live to a panel of judges made up of celebrities, journalists and eminent academics.
While CLC teams did not make it to the finals, many of our girls have won TeenTech awards and CLC has been made a TeenTech Centre for Innovation and Creativity (Silver).
Pat Teerachatmongkol, Phoebe Jones, Jessica Treves, Anastasia Kravtsova, Polina Chemerichko, Caroline Wilkinson, Papichaya Katanyutanon, Adesola Adejobi, Ileola Akintimenhin, Caitin O’Sullivan, Alice Tang, Nandika Nankani, Hope Gibson
Claire Bate, Ellie Ford, Xanthe Dobbs, Bella Briant, Yewande Obadeyi, Jasmine Adekola, Sopisa Phutrakul, Sympriti Panesser, Florence Burt, Alexia Dunley
Congratulations to all the girls on their outstanding achievements throughout the year.
Miss Fisher, Head of History of Art, and Dr Lim, Head of EET