Scholars show their prowess in Mexico

31 January 2017

Such is the international reputation of Arkwright Engineering Scholars that each year the Arkwright Scholarships Trust is offered free team places at the annual Mexico Science Exposition. The 2016 event ran from 7th to 10th December and was hosted in the city of Villahermosa, in the Mexican state of Tabasco. This is the fifth consecutive year that Arkwright Scholars have exhibited at the Exposition.

This year Arkwright was represented by two teams, who triumphed in Arkwright's UK-wide competition to find projects worthy of the event:

  • Emil Nar, accompanied by Mr Reid, of Titus Salt School, Shipley, West Yorkshire. Emily’s Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is sponsored by BAE Systems. Emily’s project was ‘Melodi’ – The Robotic Piano Tutor.
  • Rachel Brown, accompanied by Mrs Evans, of Skipton Girls' High School, North Yorkshire. Rachel’s Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is sponsored by The DS Smith Charitable Foundation. Rachel’s project was ‘Move-a-Volt’ – a system that allowed users to convert their kinetic movement into electricity.

Both Scholars hugely enjoyed the event and found it to be a fantastic learning experience both socially and in terms of making technical links to scientists and engineers from around the world. Rachel’s video of her experiences can be seen below, and Emily’s report can be seen here.



Rachel was lucky enough to be chosen as one of five International Winners at the Mexico Expo Ciencias, entitling her to attend the Brazilian ExpoSciences in August 2017.




Both girls and their teachers will be enthusing students in their schools about their Mexico experiences and the excitement of following a STEM career path.