A Lancaster University Engineering student has scooped a runner-up prize at a prestigious national competition.
Scott Dearnaley, a third-year MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering student, has been awarded £500 after coming runner-up in 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.
Participants were assessed on posters that explained and demonstrated their final-year projects.
Mr Dearnaley’s project focused on the creation of a low-cost flexible antenna that can be used with wearable electronic devices – known as ‘wireless body area networks’. Antenna like these are critical for the development of wearable devices that can monitor and transmit health data of patients to medical staff.
He said: “I am very pleased with the results of my project and the competition allowed me to display my work and be rewarded for it as well as giving me the opportunity to meet industry professionals. The competition has boosted my confidence in my abilities and will aid me further in my education and career, I am very thankful for the opportunity.”
Source: “Lancaster engineering student makes final of national competition”, Lancaster University