Uni tour brings power to people [Newcastle Evening Chronicle (England)]
(Newcastle Evening Chronicle (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) YOUNGSTERS from a Tyneside school learned more about technology after a visit to a university.
More than 20 pupils from the King's School, in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, toured the facilities at the electrical and electronic engineering department of Newcastle University.
Senior lecturer Jeff Neasham, a specialist in electronics, led the session and discussed his work in developing a portable ultrasound baby scanner for the Third World for as little as Pounds 30.
The students also learned about projects involving motor development and nano-electronics, including developing chips to help blind people to see and enable paralysed people to walk. They also had the chance to operate a remote-controlled mini submarine used to explore the deepest oceans.
Chris Charlton, King's head of science, said: "It was an eyeopening event for all. They saw some extremely sophisticated diagnostic equipment and learned how technology can have a positive impact on people's lives. Hopefully, some of our pupils will be considering potential pathways to a career in engineering."
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