Here, in our series on the EW BrightSparks of 2018, we highlight Michael Gucluer, an A-Level student at Princethorpe College, an independent school located in Princethorpe, near Rugby, Warwickshire.
Last year he was selected for both the Big Bang: UK Young Engineers and Scientists Competition final and the Young Engineer for Britain competition and mentorship programme. In the latter he was awarded a distinction certificate and the “Engineering Excellence” award (sponsored by the IET) for a major electronics project – a programmable logic controller.
He was also invited to join the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (City of London Guild) as an apprentice for 4 years and awarded a Gold CREST award in my local region.
He describes himself as loving microelectronics with a particular aptitude for PCB design.
Looking ahead, to university, he has been shortlisted for the Birmingham City: Millennium Point scholarship, to cover his tuition fees for an Electronic Engineering undergraduate course in 2018.