Silica offers £3,000 prizes for UK students
Engineering students are perhaps uniquely placed to take advantage of their skills before they graduate, as a new nation-wide competition launched by Silica demonstrates.
It is open to any students in the UK enrolled on an electronic engineering course and promises three lucky winners £3000 each to go towards their student fees.
The competition prize money was raised as part of ‘Pedal4Innovation’; a 750km charity cycling marathon that took place this month and included stops at Aston, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Manchester, and Stafford Universities, as well as at the offices of companies such as Maxim, Microchip, NXP, Intel, ST, Freescale and Renesas.
The majority of the money raised is going towards medical research, specifically the Neuroblastoma Alliance and Alzheimer’s Research, but it was also an opportunity to support electronic engineering students.
Students can register for the ‘Innovation Pack’ at www.pedal4innovation.silica.com from the beginning of September 2012.
Students will have at least three months to develop their entries.