Kingsmead take on the MNA STEM Challenge

Young engineers of the future can put their classroom lessons to the test in a new challenge launched for schools across the Black Country, Shropshire and Staffordshire. The following students will represent Kingsmead throughout the MNA STEM challenge: Jacob Leathwood (Yr7), Ethan Smith (Yr8), Anya Williams (Yr8), Ryan Rowley (Yr8), Kian Hughes (Yr9) & Cameron Smith (Yr 9). These students make up the team, “Kingsmead Kinetics”.

There are around two dozen schools signed up with each one partnered with a mentor from a business or organisation. Our Partners & mentors throughout this Challenge is Perkins Engines. Kingsmead Kinetics have been asked to design a product to improve or enhance the quality of life for a group or person they consider to be disadvantaged.

Kingsmead Kinetics will need to demonstrate their product as a working model at a presentation event on July 5 at Dudley College of Technology, which is the main sponsor for the challenge.

They will be judged according to four criteria – Best Work Plan, sponsored by Entrust; Best Team Work, sponsored by KUKA; Best Operating Model, sponsored by DENSO; and Best Presentation, sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton.

Our Mentor – Mark Stones from Perkins Engines, will be visiting Kingsmead regularly between now and July to work with the team to monitor progress and provide support where needed.

This is a fantastic opportunity for these students to work with key businesses within the Engineering Industry. WE GOT THIS Kingsmead Kinetics.

Miss Andrews


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