Tuesday, 18 September 2018

SyntheSys’ Flying the ‘STEM’ Flag by Sponsoring the ‘S Prize’

It’s no secret that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects provide the foundations of future innovation.  Engaging young people to become inspired by these subjects and developing the talents that are needed, are a key to ensuring a thriving knowledge-based economy as part of our country’s place in future, global markets.

SyntheSys has been playing its part in contributing to STEM initiatives with the Whitby-based firms’ Managing Director, John Hartas, recently getting involved in a dynamic initiative at a local school.

John, who is a STEM Ambassador (www.stem.org.uk), was thrilled to initiate Caedmon College’s ‘S Prize’.  Youngsters from the college battled for the prize, amazing everyone with their extensive knowledge of subjects ranging from how plastic in the ocean affects marine life, to mysterious Dark Matter.

John said: “The submissions we received were as documents, PowerPoint presentations, a model of a volcano (that actually erupted), and a computer game.  All the submissions were of a really high standard and the judges were greatly impressed.”

The winner of the Key Stage 3 prize was a joint team formed by Joshua Harland and Connor Betts. Their submission was on the Life Cycle of a Star and included a computer game they invented.

The Key Stage 4 prize went to Rebecca Morgan for her submission in the style of a scientific paper on Dark Matter.  Rebecca said her project overall was based on the questions and confusion about Dark Matter which, in her opinion, is one of the biggest mysteries in any modern day scientific field.  She said: “I was inspired to write about this topic as no one truly knows what Dark Matter is yet, so I decided that since it is going to be one of the most talked about topics in science for many decades to come, I would want to be informed of potentially one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the century.”  

The prize for Key Stage 5 was won by Emma Sharpe for her submission on the effects of plastic pollution on our oceans.  Emma said that taking part in this project had inspired her to be more conscientious about recycling, and in future, she hopes to take part in activities such as beach cleans in order to help keep our oceans free of plastic.

It is now hoped that the awards will become an annual event. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

SyntheSys to Host Informative, Free Seminar aimed at Engineers in the North East of England

Requirements Management is a discipline which facilitates engineering teams to capture, define, document, trace and test product and service requirements throughout the life cycle.  It helps to reduce costs and minimise the likelihood of project over-run and re-work.  Yet many engineering organisations do not tap into the efficiencies that Requirements Management techniques produce.

Join us for this half-day seminar that aims to inform and share best Requirements Management practice as a key component in collaborative engineering management. The seminar format will be interactive and informal.  We will offer theory and real-world examples to help stimulate discussions.

There will be the opportunity to gain fresh inspiration and insight from others working in this field.  Opportunities for networking with other delegates are also built into the agenda, including a light lunch that will be provided with our compliments.

Attendees can expect to learn:
  • Why those working in an engineering environment should be interested in Requirements Management.
  • What is meant by ‘Requirements Management’ and how, by not doing this properly, it impacts on overall success.
  • How to get Requirements Management right, where to start and what successful Requirements Management looks like.

To find out more about the event and to register to attend visit www.synthesysrmseminar.co.uk or contact us at info@synthesys.co.uk.