July 1st, 2016 | Company News

Laser Quantum gains recognition for its work within the community

Launch DayIn October 2015, under the EDT scheme, we, Laser Quantum, collaborated with Manchester High School for Girls on a 6 month commercial project aimed at improving a manufacturing process in one area of the production line. The 4 students, along with Natasha Cutmore, a service engineer here at Laser Quantum, designed and built a prototype cutting press. The project culminated with an assessment day in which the students had to write a report, present a poster and attend an assessment interview justifying their procedures. Amy Howard from Laser Quantum was on the assessment panel for a number of projects and was extremely impressed by the level of detail undertaken and the enthusiasm and engagement for the projects.

In addition to the collaboration experience, we were also given 2 awards: the ‘Engineering Educational Scheme’ award from the EDT and a ‘Gold Award Certificate’ from the Industrial Cadets. Both of these awards show the organisations dedication to the community and encouragement for young scientists of the future to follow a career in physics.

We plan to be part of the EDT scheme again in September and continue this collaboration with Manchester High School for Girls. Thank you to the students who took part and Dr. Leach of Manchester High School for Girls, and also EDT and the University of Liverpool who originally set up the scheme.