Henley College Student Takes Part in Science Competition


Extended IT Diploma student Kane Small, from Caversham (Reading), is taking part in the final of the National Science & Engineering Competition, to be held in London on 14 and 15 March 2013.

The Competition, which invites students to enter their science, technology, engineering or mathematics project, aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

In 2012 Kane enjoyed five weeks’ work experience at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot, where he created a web interface for a database, allowing users to quickly search and view server profiles. Kane was also successful applicant to the Nuffield Research Scheme in 2012

He said of his work experience: ‘I feel the experience provided me with a great insight into a busy, working IT environment and allowed me to understand many of the challenges faced.

I learned and benefited from being managed by experienced professionals. The best thing about the whole experience is that they are still using the programme we developed every day.’

Kane plans to go on to university to study computer science.