Rgs Students Win Big At National Science And Engineering Competition

Issue 23

Three talented engineers from the Royal Grammar School Newcastle (RGS) have won the first-ever JCB prize for innovation at the annual Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair held at the NEC, Birmingham.

Sixth Form students Chengyi (Simon) Zu, Eve Oakley, and Gregor Pearce designed a multi-stud insertion tool which can be used to secure car-wheels on the production line at Nissan, saving the company six seconds per car. The students took many visits to Nissan to find out what was currently used, how they could improve the efficiency in the production line and to test their working model.

Ian Green, Nissan Skills Foundation, said: ÒThis is fantastic recognition for these talented students. We are delighted that our challenge set them in their winning direction. Their project idea was an excellent example of innovation. Congratulations to them all.Ó

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