Future Engineers Inspirational Lunch – St Edmund’s College

13 May 2020

St Edmund's College independent day and boarding school Hertfordshire

Mr John Coleman from the Smallpeice Trust visited the College to launch the Arkwright Scholarship for Syntax and Poetry. A group of 30

students attended our Future Engineers lunch and heard from Mr Coleman how Engineering can be used to answer a diverse range of problems from how to crush plastic bottles in a recycling plant to designing medical devices for complex surgeries.

One of our current Arkwright Scholars, Francis, R1, outlined to the students a number of the projects he undertook as part of his application. The students were in awe of the technical knowledge Francis has acquired through his study. He has re-designed and re-engineered his own 3D Printer, using a 3D Printer.

Mr Coleman left the students with the conundrum of if Francis is building new parts for his 3D Printer using a 3D Printer, what was the technology required to build the original 3D Printer?

What an inspiring way to spend a lunchtime!