“There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.”- Bill Nye

We recognise that students have had a pretty tough time of it over the past couple of years. As an agency, we feel a strong responsibility to support and encourage the engineers of the future, particularly within the West Midlands.

On Friday, Kelly and Tom spent the day at their alma Mater - The University of Birmingham -launching the 2022 Raymont-Osman Design and Development Prize.

This annual prize recognises brilliance in the final year projects of UoB Mechanical Engineering students with a first prize of £500, with honourable mentions for runners up.

Past winners and honourable mentions have included:

Gabrielle McNeelance - Osteoarthritis knee brace (winner 2021)

Zoe Kitson - Blood Clot Removal Device (winner 2020)

Laura Gillingham - Energy Recovery from CO² Expansion

Charles Bowen - 3D Printed Knee Implant

David Scott - Ankle Simulator

Jafar Adam - Cooling of electric vehicle batteries

Andy Preston - Novel Gripper for picking up porous mats

Benjamin Hutchins - MicroscoPy 2.0

Entry Requirements

  1. Open to all final-year Mechanical Engineering students currently studying at the University of Birmingham
  2. A proposal on what you will design and/or develop for your FYP, how you will do it and highlighting why it is important or interesting
  3. One side of A4 only; can be in any format and no limitation on text
  4. Submitted by post to arrive with us by 7th March 2022

Good luck!