Sponsor: Sensata Technologies
university: University of Cambridge
Course: MEng Engineering
What appeals to me about Electronics
I have always found electronics fascinating. In combination with software and perhaps a bit of mechanics, electronics provides so many tools to solve all sorts of problems and create all sorts of things. Whether it be designing lifesaving sensors or a customisable lamp for your desk, electronics allows you to design and make whatever you want to solve almost any problem, which is exactly what engineering is all about.
Why I chose Sensata
As a global leader in the design and supply of automotive and industrial ASICs, I thought that a placement at Sensata Technologies would not only be a great opportunity to gain an insight into the company and the industry, but also into Electrical and Electronic Engineering as a whole. I was curious as to what a career in this field would involve and felt that I would be able to get a great introduction during a summer placement at Sensata Technologies.
My placement and its value
My project was to design a printed circuit board to continually stress an accelerometer within a tyre pressure sensor, to see when (or if) it would fail. I also developed a LabVIEW program to work in conjunction with the PCB. As the placement progressed, I added more and more features to the PCB and software such as automating some characterisation tests.
I’m a keen musician. I enjoy playing cello and piano – solo as well as in an orchestral context – that’s if I’m not busy singing whatever random song which comes to my head. I also love playing sport, in particular badminton, rowing and a bit of sailing. If I’m not creating music or being overly active, you’d probably find me gaming.