Finalist of prestigious national competition

Finalist of prestigious national competition

A Lancaster engineering student has achieved a runner-up prize at a prestigious national competition.

Edward Lewis, a third year Electronic and Electrical Engineering student, received a prize of £500 at the annual RF Engineering and Communications Competition, which was organised by the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) in partnership with the Radio Communications Foundation.

The competition highlights the work of final-year students focusing on radio frequency engineering and communications and this is the second year in a row that a Lancaster Engineering student has made the final.

Participants were assessed on posters that explained and demonstrated their final-year projects.

Mr Lewis’ work is on novel antennas for 5G networks which would enable data to be wirelessly transmitted over a wider angle and provide a more effective distribution of data traffic.

He said: “It is a great honour to have my work recognised by a great foundation and to have it presented at a brilliant conference. My project was loads of fun and the whole process has been so rewarding, developing my knowledge in the area of RF engineering.”

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Source: “Lancaster engineering student finalist of prestigious national competition”, Lancaster University