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AWE engineers wow future generations

A group of our engineers recently participated at two UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) summer school events at Edinburgh and Surrey Universities .

The events gained support from over 80 talented 16-17-year-old scholars, who are taking up electronic engineering as their career choice in the future.

Co-founded in 2010, the UKESF addresses the threat of diminishing skills in the UK electronics sector posed by the decline in the number of UK students taking up electronic engineering degrees.

UKESF CEO, Stewart Edmondson, said: “The UKESF summer schools are a really important part of our programme; it was fantastic to see so many students this year at Edinburgh and Surrey enthused by and engaged with studying electronics. We really appreciate the support from our sponsors including AWE and from the host universities. AWE’s proactive involvement and goodwill helped make the summer schools so successful.”

Led by AWE engineers, Jasmine Latham and Greg McNally, AWE has become of one UKESF’s key sponsors. UKESF is also supported by Imperial College London, Cambridge , Surrey and Edinburgh Universities – institutions with which AWE has strong links. 

Jasmine said: “Through the exceptional effort by our electronics engineers and electronics graduates from the AWE graduate scheme, the small team have delivered a total of four exciting technical demos at the events. The demos showcased our electronic capability in our Orion laer facility including using electrostatic equipment which measured charges passing through the scholars’ bodies as they started running!”

 

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