Students Triumph in National DTE Competition
Upper Sixth Form DTE students Will Day and Dana Lipcanu achieve national recognition at the Triumph Design Awards.
Upper Sixth Form Design, Technology and Engineering (DTE) students Will Day and Dana Lipcanu have achieved national recognition at the Triumph Design Awards 2017 for their creative thinking and innovative problem solving. Dana received an award for outstanding Visual Design for her automated light, while Will was recognised for outstanding work in the five categories of Innovation, Engineering, Corporate Responsibility, Communication, and Visual Design, for his Kayak steering system.
Lord Digby Jones, Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd., praised all of the finalists at the event, commenting that it was a privilege to be judging the projects of "tomorrow's engineers".
Kimbolton School DTE teacher Mrs Ceri Stokes, said: “Both Dana and Will have worked incredibly hard on their projects and did a fantastic job representing our School at the Awards. Well done – we’re all very proud of you!”
The Triumph Design Awards is a national engineering competition organised by motorcycle giant Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, to inspire design engineers of the future. It is open to Sixth Form and College DTE students and aims to encourage and celebrate creative thinking, innovative problem solving and the ability to produce feasible solutions to real world challenges.
Entrants are given a range of design briefs and have to submit a project summary, product images and an optional video. From these, just 25 finalists are invited to present their work to a judging panel at the Awards ceremony, which this year took place at the Triumph headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire.