17 May University awarded £75,000 STEM grant
The University of Sheffield has been awarded £75,000 by the Arconic Foundation as part of its global Advanced Manufacturing Education Grant Program.
The funding received by the University of Sheffield will be used to refresh final year projects for Aerospace Engineering and Material Science and Engineering students, aged 19-29. They will receive updated equipment and software and will have the opportunity to learn from local employers.
“The demanding nature of the advanced manufacturing sector requires exceptional talent with skills vital to drive conventional and emerging engineering techniques and technologies, especially in aerospace,” said Harry Klein, UK Country Manager. “Partnering with the university helps to build a world-leading educational platform.”
For Arconic – one of the leading suppliers to the UK aerospace sector with 16 major manufacturing sites in the UK, including six in the Sheffield City Region – the grant comes at an important time in the development of the UK’s manufacturing skills base.
Professor Neil Hyatt, Head of Department of Materials, Science & Engineering, University of Sheffield said “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant to improve our graduate’s readiness for the expanding metals and aerospace manufacturing sector. The funds will help to invest in our metals processing facilities and modelling software capabilities, even equipping students in additive manufacturing techniques.”