ECS celebrates Zepler Day 2011
Dr Mike Short, Deputy President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Vice-President of Telefonica Europe, was keynote speaker at this year’s Zepler Day event for final-year MEng students and MSc students in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science.
The event marks the completion of the MEng students’ coursework, part of which is presented as a project poster. This year around 115 posters were displayed in the Mountbatten and Zepler Buildings. Zepler Day marks the contribution to electronics and wireless communications of the founder of ECS, Professor Eric Zepler, whose spirit of innovation and dedication to the advancement of new technologies remain fundamental commitments of ECS today. The students and academics were joined by guests including employers and local businesspeople.
In his address Dr Short discussed some of the issues that are facing the world today and the potential that exists for networked services to help provide new approaches to alleviating and solving them. Eric Cooke, Senior Tutor, who provided the final words of thanks to the students for their contribution to the School, said: ‘If you want to invent the future the best way is to work with people who are doing that already and ECS is a great place to see that happen.
‘I’m really looking forward to living in the world that you are going to invent for me!’
Graduation ceremonies for ECS students takes place this year on Monday 25 July.
Watch our video of Project Work in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science.
For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453.