This year, OHP were delighted to, once again, join the judging panel of the student competition, 'If I were an engineer...'
Ran by Primary Engineer and coordinated with schools by Skills Jersey, the competition this year attracted almost 600 entries from students in Years 1- 13.
The judging panel of 13 were tasked with choosing two winners per year group from the short-listed entries, and represented a range of organisations, including: Jersey Electricity (the local competition sponsor), Kingston University (the tertiary education partner), Skills Jersey, Primary Engineer, Ports of Jersey, T&G Consulting and Garenne Group.
Communications Director, Yenni Kusumo; "It was a great experience and opportunity to champion the creativity and innovation in Jersey's budding engineers. Many of the designs were thoughtful, compassionate and eagerly debated - giving the judges a lot of food for thought! Our moderator, Christopher Rochester from Primary Engineer, did a brilliant job of championing each shortlisted entry and helped us see how the inventions could make life a little more dignified, inclusive, easier and more enjoyable for a wider range of users."
One of the designs will be chosen by Kingston University's Engineering Faculty to be made into a prototype, just like the 'Seater Scooter'winning design (2021) by Beaulieu Student, Ameya Colston-Weeks. The winning designs and the prototype will be displayed at the celebration event on Monday 27 June 2022, at Highlands College.