Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Applications Engineer

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Electronic engineer and STEM career role model Chris Styles visits Linton Village College in Cambridge, to run an electronics workshop and talk about his work.

Chris works for Cambridge-based microprocessor company ARM, who design the embedded computer processors used in 90 per cent of mobile phones.

Chris speaks about his work, and his experiments in his home-built electronics workshop in his garage, before giving the students a range of fun activities to do including; launching a rocket, building an electronic range finder, and working on an innovative locking mechanism and a small robotic car .

The lesson culminates in the launch of the rocket on the school's playing field in an attempt to capture trajectory data from the rocket for analysis.

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