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Engineering postgraduate gains prize for his presentation 

Simon Key, an advanced postgraduate student at the University of Leicester, was recently awarded a first prize of 150 for his presentation at the Institution of Electrical Engineers' Younger Members' Short Papers Evening. Simon was one of two postgraduate research students from the same Department - the University's Department of Engineering - who successfully submitted papers - the other being Teera Phatrapornnant.

The focus of Simon's presentation, the development of low-cost high-reliability embedded systems, drew on his research in the Department of Engineering's Embedded Systems Laboratory.

[Photo: Simon Key]

Senior Lecturer and Head of the Embedded Systems Laboratory, Dr Michael Pont, said "This IEE event provides an excellent opportunity for new research students to present the results from their projects to an audience of local engineers and scientists, and each talk is carefully assessed by a panel of senior IEE members. Simon gave an excellent presentation. He thoroughly deserved to win".

Following the presentation on an engineering subject of the speaker's choice, there was an opportunity to question the presenter. The judges took into consideration both technical content (25%) and presentation skills (75%). The event was co-sponsored by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.




Pictured right: IEE competition judges

[Photo: Some of the judges]

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