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Two ECS students nominated for title of UK Electronics Scholar of the Year

Published: 31 October 2011

Two ECS students have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious title of ‘Scholar of the Year’ by the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF).

Tom Dell and Adam Malpass, both in the final year of the MEng degree programme in Electronics at ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, were awarded scholarships earlier this year by UKESF, an organization set up to promote the importance and value of electronic engineering as a university discipline and to help provide a strong supply of electronic engineers for UK industry and manufacturing in the future.

The UKESF scholarships include summer placements with some of the country’s leading manufacturers, as well as providing scholarship funds and a place at a high-level summer school. Tom spent his summer working for Aptina Imaging, and Adam worked for Dialog Semiconductor – both companies are affiliated to the UKESF.

A number of ECS students received scholarships and placements this year, including James Imber (Imagination Technologies); Matt Lokes (Imagination Technologies); Fergus Macgarry (Imagination Technologies); Samuel Hipkin (ARM Ltd); Yannik Hopke (ARM Ltd); and Matthew Warnes (ARM Ltd).

The award for Scholar of the Year will be announced at the annual Gala Dinner of the National Microelectronics Institute, being held in London on Thursday 3 November.

"We are very proud of all our students who have done so well in the inaugural Scholarship event of the UKESF", said Professor Neil White, Head of ECS. "Tom and Adam, as finalists in the competition, provide an excellent indication of the strength of our education in Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton. Along with all the other ECS students awarded Scholarships this year, they have contributed a great deal to ECS, but also to helping ensure a good supply of electronics students in the future. We know that they will also make a strong contribution to industry after they have graduated."

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