This year RDVS decided to take their first student for a summer placement.
The placement scheme was organised by Shell Step (http://www.shellstep.org.uk), and paired RDVS with Graeme Groom, a third-year student from the University of Southampton studying for an MEng in Electronic Engineering.
Graeme worked on a number of projects for RDVS, and presented one of them to the Local Shell Step organisation at the end of the two-month placement.
This presentation was good enough to take him forward to the Regional final in London, where he just missed out on a trip to the National final.
Graeme has subsequently been offered a full-time job when he graduates in 2009.