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Siemens Healthineers engagement programmes
Under guidance of a team of mentors for the business, students were tasked with developing solutions to a variety of high-level challenges faced in the healthcare environment and UK market.
The challenge encourages Key Stage 4 students to find out more about the world of engineering and technology. It develops skills in idea development, planning and problem solving and exposes students to exciting career opportunities.
The school children will present their prototypes to Siemens Healthineers judges at the UK Siemens Healthineers headquarters in Frimley.
The eight schools participating in the 2017 challenge are Charterhouse, Gordons, LVS Ascot, Reading Girls School, Tomlinscote, ACS Cobham, Connaught and Fullbrook. Around eight students from each school form a team.
Following the success of previous years, this is the ninth year Siemens Healthineers has run the challenge with SATRO. It is designed to encourage, inspire and motivate students to make the active choice of a career in some aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics and is open to Key Stage 4 (14-16 years old) students.
Teams are provided with a brief to look into Healthcare, with an aim to develop ‘The Next Big Thing’ on the topic. The students were asked to produce a prototype or scale model to demonstrate the idea and provide evidence of market research and a basic understanding of their market needs.
Siemens Healthineers employees were allocated to each team to act as mentors and visited the schools to support and give direction to the students.
SATRO is an education charity, which inspires and involves young people aged 5-19 across the region about the world of work and business through a broad range of hands-on programmes and challenges, delivered in schools and colleges.