Podcast: Relec offers practical support for the next generation of engineers

26 August 2021

That Engineering Chat Podcast_S1xEp13_John Stone, Relec Electronics
That Engineering Chat Podcast_S1xEp13_John Stone, Relec Electronics

In the latest episode of That Engineering Chat podcast, Relec’s John Stone discusses the importance of supporting young engineers with hosts, Chatty Hatter's Nicole Piesse-Turner & electronics industry journalist, Caroline Hayes.

Encouraging and supporting the next generation of design engineers is a popular topic today, but specialist power conversion & display technology distributor, Relec Electronics has been investing in electronics students for years, with practical advice and support.

In the latest That Engineering Chat podcast, Relec Sales Director, John Stone, talks about some of the practical ways it has been helping students. From supplying AC-DC or DC-DC converters for projects to offering advice over the phone about how to rate a power supply, protect it or reduce noise, to help with practical undergraduate assignments.

The company also worked with electric Formula Student team, Team Bath Racing electric (TBRe), supplying a TFT display for its electric racing vehicle, and Derby University students designing and building a miniature railway locomotive for another engineering competition. These practical events get students out of the classroom and shows them the practical aspects of what they have been learning, says John. “It also gets them working in teams, which is great preparation for working life.

Relec also offers samples for labwork and general engineering advice to A-level and university students and teachers/lecturers.

The company is also active in charity work, supporting the Brain Tumour Charity: John cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End in the Big Relec Bike Ride in 2018, raising over £10,000 for research and the following year, Managing Director, Peter Lappin walked 100km across the Sahara Desert to raise over £5,500 for the charity.

John Stone (L), Peter Lappin (centre) & Lesley Stone (R) at the start of the 2018 Big Relec Bike Ride, which raised over £10,450 for The Brain Tumour Charity
John Stone (L), Peter Lappin (centre) & Lesley Stone (R) at the start of the 2018 Big Relec Bike Ride, which raised over £10,450 for The Brain Tumour Charity

Relec is also a sponsor of the Crazy Jeans Soapbox challenge, where students build and race soapbox carts, to encourage a range of design and engineering skills in a fun environment.

Any teachers or students interested in contacting Relec for practical advice or samples should contact the company by phone or email via its website at: http://www.relec.co.uk

That Engineering Chat podcast is Chatty Hatter’s engineering podcast to allow you to listen in to candid, behind-the-scenes conversations with leaders and experts in the electronics and manufacturing industries.

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