Celebrating This Is Engineering Day 2021
This Is Engineering Day 2021 coincided with the start of COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Held this year in Glasgow, the conference will welcome more than 190 world leaders to set goals to tackle climate change by 2050, with the aim of making the world net zero. As it says on the This Is Engineering Day website, “From how we heat and light our homes, to how we produce our food, how we build our houses and cities to how we travel around, our future daily lives will be shaped by engineers and engineering.”
The UKESF firmly believes that our Scholars are the future, and many will be making a positive impact on the world and sustainability through their work in the field of Electronic Engineering. To mark This Is Engineering Day 2021, we therefore shared some inspiring quotes from our Scholars studying and working in the Electronics sector on our social media channels, as well as releasing a video interview with graduated female UKESF Scholars from our virtual ‘Girls into Electronics’ course 2021.
The interview was one of the most highly rated sessions of the course, with attendees reporting they found it motivational to hear about the experiences of female engineers.
UKESF Scholar quotes to celebrate This is Engineering Day 2021:
“Electronics is such a vast field that touches almost every corner of modern society… This gives the opportunity to improve the quality of life for many across the world, and hopefully work towards creating a sustainable future.” UKESF Scholar Ryan, Nottingham/Vison4ce
“Applying theories that I have spent many years studying, to a subject with so much diversity, challenge and societal impact as Electronics is rewarding and fulfilling!” UKESF Scholar Daniel, Edinburgh/Leonardo
“Everything new and exciting always boils down to cutting edge electronics … I was sold into Electronics by the desire to design, build and work on the future, and be a part of the industry which is defining the modern world.” UKESF Scholar Louis, Surrey/Chess Dynamics
“Electronics is incredibly exciting, shaping the future through innovation. It’s constantly evolving, offering infinite opportunities at university and beyond.” UKESF Scholar Oana, Southampton/UltraSoC
“Electronics as a field appeals to me as it allowed the advancement of human society as we know it and will help with future problems such as climate change through continuous innovation.” UKESF Scholar Felicia, Cambridge/Collins Aerospace