June 21st, 2017 | Company News

A second successful year of the ‘Engineering Education Scheme’

Laser Quantum has worked alongside a group of 4 female students from Manchester High School for Girls, for the second year running, in a project run by the Engineering Development Trust to help encourage females into physics from a younger age. This project is over a 6 month period with the initial interaction of the students visiting Laser Quantum to see its manufacturing sites and understanding the numerous and detailed production steps and the quality testing involved with the build of every laser.

Once the students have visited the facilities and interacted with employees, they decide on a project, this year it was ‘Testing the mechanical stability of laser mounts.’  Our representatives Natasha Cutmore and Sarah Swales mentored the students and worked with them over the course of the project and at the weekend away.

The project is ended with an assessment day and the feedback received regarding the students was extremely encouraging. Natasha said ‘the students were extremely enthusiastic throughout the whole programme and continually found ways to overcome problems. I think this is a fantastic grounding for a physics/engineering career.’

Laser Quantum has thoroughly enjoyed working with Manchester High School for Girls and seeing the enthusiasm from young individuals towards physics.

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