March 8th, 2017 | Company News

Laser Quantum works with Manchester High School for Girls


We have been working with Manchester High School for Girls on a project which we hope will encourage more women in science!We are currently working on a project with a group of year 12 students from Manchester High School for Girls to investigate the torque settings we use to tighten our optics inside of our lasers. The students have conducted a number of experiments to determine the maximum torque setting which does not lead to either deformation or inelastic behaviour of the optical mounts, and they have discovered some important results for us that will help modify and improve our manufacturing processes. The project enables the girls to see commercial results from their research and not only deepen their physics knowledge but enhance their understanding of its application in a commercial setting.

This is the second consecutive year we have worked with Manchester High School for Girls as part of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES). The initiative is a fantastic way to encourage young females into physics, a predominantly male dominated industry, and spark an interest at a young age. The girls have gained a real insight into the opportunities available within physics industry by visiting our Stockport manufacturing site and the project will end with an assessment day at the end of April.