May 22nd, 2018 | Company News

Education Engineering Scheme project with MHSG

This year, Laser Quantum has been mentoring a team of four Year 12 students from Manchester High School for Girls in the Education Engineering Scheme (EES). Anoushka, India, Cherry and Chloe took on a project set by Laser Quantum to test “The (un)reliability of screws”. Screws are a vital component of lasers, so we were very interested to see what they would find and their results could potentially be used to improve our manufacturing processes.

In January, the team headed to The University of Liverpool to undertake a two day residential. Over the two days they carried out several experiments using the fantastic facilities supplied by the university and a few tools that our own engineers use in their day-to-day roles.

The scheme finished in April at the Celebration and Assessment Day where all the teams taking part presented their work to assessors and created a stand to show off what they had achieved in the past 6 months. The girls not only discovered some interesting results for Laser Quantum to use, but they also gained great skills that they can carry on with them to university and beyond.

This is the third consecutive year we have worked with Manchester High School for Girls as part of the Engineering Education Scheme. The scheme is a fantastic way to encourage young females into physics, a predominantly male dominated industry, and show the possible careers that studying a STEM subject can lead to.