Nuffield Research Placement

During the summer holidays this year Paola, Year 13, undertook a 4 week Nuffield Research Placement at the University Of Hertfordshire.

Working in the Aerospace Engineering department, Paola undertook a research project titled ” high lift and camber aerofoil inspired by the Golden Eagle” which involved investigating the aerodynamics of the Golden Eagle’s wing, designing an aerofoil (artificial wing) using CAD, using a 3D printer to make a physical wing and then investigating its performance in the wind tunnel.

Paola produced a fully referenced research paper reporting the successful outcome of her research and has been awarded a Gold Crest Award as a result.

Paola hopes to read Physics at University next year.