Radio Frequency Engineering & Communications Competition
Radio Frequency (RF) engineering and communications are an important part of the Electronics sector in the UK; however the decline in numbers of young people taking an interest in radio communications has created a specific skills shortage. Therefore, the UKESF and the (RCF) are organizing a competition to encourage undergraduate interest in RF Engineering.
This national competition is open to undergraduates who are completing their major individual project (3rd or 4th year; 4th or 5th year in Scotland) in 2020/21, with a principal focus on RF engineering and communications. Entrants are required to submit to their university contact a summary of their project in the form of either an A1 printable poster or a report (no more than 1,500 words, including any references and footnotes). The summary should include:
- Aim and objectives relating to RF engineering and communications
- A circuit diagram (if applicable; projects based on simulations still eligible)
- Impact and outcome in relation to RF engineering and communications
- Next steps
Entries must be submitted, via your university, to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of Summer Term. Each university will then submit their top three entries to the UKESF by mid-August.
The award ceremony for 2021 is planned for 9th December during the TechWorks Awards & Gala Dinner 2021, where the winner and runner-up will be our guests for the evening.
The overall winner will receive £1,000, with one runner-up receiving £500. Winners will be expected to help promote RF Engineering and Communications.
To qualify, entrants must:
- Be registered at a UKESF partner university on a BEng or MEng degree that contains a substantial amount of Electronics or Electronic Engineering;
- Qualify as a UK or EU student for tuition fees or be a British National, with a permanent right to work in the UK upon graduation;
- Submit their own work, no pairing or team entries will be accepted.
Any questions, please email email@example.com.
Winner: UKESF Scholar Matthew Bridges (University of Surrey/SEA)
Runners-up: Tom Moody (University of Southampton/Meggitt) and Jessica Kelly (Loughborough University)
Winner: UKESF Scholar Andrey Miroshnikov (University of Bristol/Dialog Semiconductor)
Runners-up: Edward Lewis (Lancaster University) and Calum Bolland (University of Edinburgh).
Winner: Jonathan Rawlinson (Imperial College London)
Runners-up: Max Landles (Heriot-Watt University) and Scott Dearnaley (Lancaster University)
Winner: Mihnea Trifan (University of Sheffield)
Runners-up: Samantha Heyes (Loughborough University) and Rob Astill (University of Bath)