PRiME leads session at UKESF workshop
Two of the PRiME team, Gerry Scott and Charlie Leech, attended the UKESF scholars’ workshop at the University of York on Wednesday 6th September to present a session on UK research in general and the PRiME programme specifically.
The UK Electronics Skills Foundation encourages young people to study electronics and pursue careers in the sector. As part of this, they connect the most capable electronics students at top UK universities with leading employers through their scholarship scheme. This includes a 4-day residential course, packed with professional and personal development sessions and networking with speakers from the wider electronics sector.
Gerry and Charlie presented a session designed to inform the students about electronics and computer science research taking place in the UK, funded by both the public and private sectors. This included a detailed overview of the PRiME programme – who is involved, the research problem being addressed and the research themes, followed by a more detailed look at progress in theme 2 – Run-Time management software.
60 students attended the workshop and feedback on the session was very positive, with many of the attendees saying that it made them consider for the first time whether they should pursue a career in research.