LONDON Linda Sanford (left), senior vice president IBM is pictured with Ruth Amos(16) winner of Young Engineer for Britain 2006 and Andrew Nowell (18) winner of The Duke of York’s Award for innovative electronics.
Amos from Eckington School, Derbyshire designed a product called Stair Steady to help physically impaired people get up and down the stairs, while Nowell from Nottingham High School designed a remote computer and interface system.
The Young Engineers operation has a growing nationwide network of after school engineering clubs, which form a core constituent of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Best Programme. The network is funded and supported entirely by industry and professional institutions and is endorsed by Government. Patron is HRH The Duke of York, KG, KCVO, ADC.
National sponsors are Lloyd’s Register, BAA, the Royal Navy, BT and Airbus; other key sponsors include ARM, Arup, EBV Elektronik, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Dulverton Trust, STMicroelectronics, National Grid, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Intel, Smiths, New Civil Engineer (NCE), Rolls-Royce, the Royal Airforce, Hasbro, RED, BNFL, Thales, the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, Sea Vision UK, the Royal Aeronautical Society, TEP, SEP, Autodesk and JCB.