Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Urban Flows Sensor Competition Success for SELA Graduate

SELA Graduate, Yun-Hang Cho, has won the Sensor Build competition with the Urban Flows Observatory. Yun was an active member of the inaugural SELA cohort, and is currently studying for a PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

The competition, sponsored by Siemens and Autodesk, invited engineers across Sheffield to present their innovative sensor designs on improving air quality, health or energy efficiency. It was Hosted by the Urban Flows Observatory, which is part of a wider group of UK Urban Observatories, addressing issues of infrastructure development. The Urban Flows Observatory aims to bring together fixed, mobile, atmospheric and satellite data that measure a range of environmental and physical criteria across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. This will provide the opportunity to deploy advanced data fusion techniques to create a dynamic understanding of the flows of energy and resources in the city that is globally leading.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

SELA Student Awarded Prize at this Year’s Activities Awards

SELA member Adrien Gallet has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement (Societies) prize for his role in the Investment Society at this year’s Activities Awards. The annual Activities Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the hard work that University of Sheffield students put into Societies and Committees each year.

Adrien joined the Investment Society in his first year at university due to his interest in financial markets. He soon realised that the society lacked an activity that encouraged complete beginners to join, and recognised that the society focused solely on investing, whilst a large part of finance revolves around trading. Adrien, with the help of the society’s President, created and launched the Trading Division in his second year at university, and became the Chairman of the division.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Leading the way in connectivity inside 3D-printed components

Fiona Lambert, SELA Cohort 2016

Last week, SELA received a talk from Mark Cocking. Mark is from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), which is owned by the University of Sheffield, and has developed a new method of 3D-printing, called THREAD. 

Mark shared his facinating career in industry leading to his arrival at the AMRC, and how he decided to pursue engineering. From a young age it was apparent that he was a practical problem solver and was destined to become an engineer: at age seven he designed a guinea pig exerciser for his neighbour’s overweight pets!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Three SELA students Awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Scholarships

Three SELA members have been awarded the Engineering Leaders Scholarship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. This prestigious scholarship has been awarded to Materials Science and Engineering student Matthew Smith, and two Civil and Structural Engineering students Adrien Gallet and Kyle McLean.

The scholarship programme aims to support engineering undergraduates who have the potential to become future leaders in engineering, and who are able to act as role models for future engineers. Recipients get the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to fulfil their potential, helping them to move into engineering leadership positions in UK industry soon after graduation. The scholarship enables undergraduates to undertake an accelerated personal development programme, with all scholars receiving £5,000 to be used over three years towards career personal development.

Monday, 23 April 2018

SELA student named Engineering Undergraduate of the Year in National Awards

SELA student Igor Gawron has been announced as Engineering Undergraduate of the Year 2018. Igor, who is studying Mechanical Engineering with Nuclear Technology at the University of Sheffield, received the award, sponsored by E.ON, at a ceremony in Canary Wharf last Friday.

The annual Undergraduate of the Year Awards aim to find and celebrate the best undergraduates in the UK. Twelve awards are offered each year across a range of categories. The Engineering award is sponsored by E.ON, and recognises an individual who demonstrates outstanding technical knowledge in the energy industry. Judges are looking for creativity and innovation paired with an ability to initiate and influence change, through building professional networks and applying commercial awareness.

Friday, 20 April 2018

SELA members shortlisted for TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year


SELA is delighted to congratulate two members of Cohort 2016 who have been shortlisted in the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2018. After a challenging application process, Kate Drury has received nomination for the Female TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year 2018, and Igor Gawron has been nominated for the Engineering TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year 2018.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

SELA inspires 2,000 young people to Get Up To Speed with Engineering

SELA Cohort 2017 yesterday inspired over 2,000 young people to recognise their potential to succeed through STEM.

Think Inside The Box, conceived, designed and delivered by SELA students, showcased nine engineering disciplines in interactive exhibits as the centre-piece of Get Up To Speed with STEM at Magna Science Centre in Rotherham, alongside well-known engineering organisations including Liberty Steel, AESSEAL, Doncasters Bramah and Mazak.