We are KU Team Proto – a group of Kingston University engineering students who are building three Primary Engineer prototypes, to be unveiled at this year’s London Leaders Awards.

Team from left to right: Martin, William, Tom, Gita, Charlotte K, Stuart, Andrew and Dale. Also on the team is Armaan and Charlotte M-B.

The chosen prototypes

Following on from the success of last year’s prototype build, Kingston University is excited to be part of this project again, enabling the younger generation to engineer solutions to everyday problems, getting the opportunity to discuss their ideas and thoughts with engineers. We take their designs from initial concept all the way through to manufacture, inspiring engineers of the future and bringing their imagination to life. Working alongside Primary Engineer, developing the future through the application and encouragement of STEM subjects.

This year the chosen winning designs are:

  1. The Extending Sink, by Savannagh Dunne – “This means no matter a person’s height the sink will be adjusted so you can reach.”
  2. The Bicycle Sucker, by Maisie Crook – “A pipe in the well is next to buckets and the motion of cycling helps to move water out of the well into the bucket.”
  3. The Magnetic Shirt, by Saaid Abdi – “Instead of fiddly buttons the shirt fastens with magnets.”

Why were these specific designs chosen?

We chose the prototypes because all of them address real world problems – they are all very different but in each case the pupil involved has thought about how their design could really make a difference to other people’s lives. The imagination and attention to detail that all of our designers have shown is truly inspirational.

Introducing #KU_TeamProto

The extendable sink prototype:

Stuart Desouche, 3rd year MEng Aerospace Engineering

I joined the team because it seemed like fun and a good opportunity to utilise skills in a practical environment. My main inspiration for getting involved was encouraging the next generation of young engineers.

Charlotte King, 3rd year Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I took part in last year’s project and it was a good opportunity in gaining practical knowledge and skills. As well as increasing public speaking skills. I wish to encourage the next generation to get involved with STEM fields.

Armaan Tahiri, 3rd year MEng Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I joined as I wish to help the children get into and enjoy STEM subjects. I was inspired to get involved by finding out about the project and its aims.

Will Silverthorne, 2nd year BEng Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I decided to join the Primary Engineer project team because I enjoy looking at how to make unique, interesting designs, and this looked to be the place to do it.

Charlotte Marshall-Bailey, 3rd year BEng Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I joined to try to encourage young people that engineering is an option and to get involved.  I participated last year and really enjoyed it.

2. The bicycle sucker prototype:

Gita Maya Tamang, 3rd year MEng Mechanical Engineering with guidance from Kingston University technicians

I have always had great interest on design and manufacturing part of my course. Looking through the project opportunities for the final year project has led me to join the team as I wanted my project to be something where I could use different tools available in the workshop to manufacture the final product.   The fact that the primary engineers think of a problem and design a solution to it and we as an engineer’s make pupils drawing to real life inspired me to get involved in this project.

3.The magnetic shirt prototype:

More information coming soon.

We are KU Team Proto – a group of Kingston University engineering students who are building three Primary Engineer prototypes, to be unveiled at this year’s London Leaders Awards.

Team from left to right: Martin, William, Tom, Gita, Charlotte K, Stuart, Andrew and Dale. Also on the team is Armaan and Charlotte M-B.

The chosen prototypes

Following on from the success of last year’s prototype build, Kingston University is excited to be part of this project again, enabling the younger generation to engineer solutions to everyday problems, getting the opportunity to discuss their ideas and thoughts with engineers. We take their designs from initial concept all the way through to manufacture, inspiring engineers of the future and bringing their imagination to life. Working alongside Primary Engineer, developing the future through the application and encouragement of STEM subjects.

This year the chosen winning designs are:

  1. The Extending Sink, by Savannagh Dunne – “This means no matter a person’s height the sink will be adjusted so you can reach.”
  2. The Bicycle Sucker, by Maisie Crook – “A pipe in the well is next to buckets and the motion of cycling helps to move water out of the well into the bucket.”
  3. The Magnetic Shirt, by Saaid Abdi – “Instead of fiddly buttons the shirt fastens with magnets.”

Why were these specific designs chosen?

We chose the prototypes because all of them address real world problems – they are all very different but in each case the pupil involved has thought about how their design could really make a difference to other people’s lives. The imagination and attention to detail that all of our designers have shown is truly inspirational.

Introducing #KU_TeamProto

The extendable sink prototype:

Stuart Desouche, 3rd year MEng Aerospace Engineering

I joined the team because it seemed like fun and a good opportunity to utilise skills in a practical environment. My main inspiration for getting involved was encouraging the next generation of young engineers.

Charlotte King, 3rd year Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I took part in last year’s project and it was a good opportunity in gaining practical knowledge and skills. As well as increasing public speaking skills. I wish to encourage the next generation to get involved with STEM fields.

Armaan Tahiri, 3rd year MEng Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I joined as I wish to help the children get into and enjoy STEM subjects. I was inspired to get involved by finding out about the project and its aims.

Will Silverthorne, 2nd year BEng Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I decided to join the Primary Engineer project team because I enjoy looking at how to make unique, interesting designs, and this looked to be the place to do it.

Charlotte Marshall-Bailey, 3rd year BEng Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology

I joined to try to encourage young people that engineering is an option and to get involved.  I participated last year and really enjoyed it.

2. The bicycle sucker prototype:

Gita Maya Tamang, 3rd year MEng Mechanical Engineering with guidance from Kingston University technicians

I have always had great interest on design and manufacturing part of my course. Looking through the project opportunities for the final year project has led me to join the team as I wanted my project to be something where I could use different tools available in the workshop to manufacture the final product.   The fact that the primary engineers think of a problem and design a solution to it and we as an engineer’s make pupils drawing to real life inspired me to get involved in this project.

3.The magnetic shirt prototype:

More information coming soon.

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