Student wows judges with ‘bunny dome’

Jess Storey and her prize-winning geodesic rabbit hutch.
Jess Storey and her prize-winning geodesic rabbit hutch.
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A former Long Eaton student’s futuristic rabbit hutch has landed her a prestigious accolade.

Jess Storey, 18, wowed judges at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in London recently to scoop a Young Engineer for Britain award.

The former Trent College student beat off competition from 200 projects to win the Award for Marketability for her geodesic ‘bunny dome’.

She started the project while studying A-levels at the Derby Road independent school last year.

“I’m very proud of my achievements at the national engineering event,” she said.

“I couldn’t have done it without the design department, especially Mr Prince and the technicians Paul and Richard.

“I hope that by winning this award it will inspire more young people at Trent College to consider engineering as a career.”

Jess is now studying Chemical and Materials Engineering at Leeds University.

The competition aims to recognise achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.