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14 May 2020

Product design engineering student impresses at the Telegraph STEM Awards

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Congratulations to third year product design engineering student, George Brown who was shortlisted as one of the top five in the Future Mobility category of the national Telegraph STEM Awards.

Now in its seventh year, the Telegraph STEM Awards provides undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to present their innovative concepts to influential names in British industry, within a variety of categories, with the potential to win £25,000 and a bespoke mentoring programme. George chose to enter the Future Mobility Challenge (sponsored by McLaren) which asked students to develop solutions to the following questions:

  • What innovative ideas do you have to electrify the future of the automotive industry?
  • What new designs can you propose, to be introduced cost-effectively into future McLaren road cars, or across the wider automotive industry?

In his entry, George proposed the use of synthetic jets to cool the electric lithium-ion batteries within electric vehicles, through intense streams of air, rather than the current method of a fluid cooling system.

Read more about George’s entry here.

Athena Swan Bronze award

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