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My Story: Larissa Suzuki | Computer Scientist #PortraitOfAnEngineer

Dr Larissa Suzuki is a passionate computer scientist, inventor and engineer. She holds a PhD in Computer Science, an MPhil in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Computer Science.   Her professional career includes over 10 years advancing fields of computer science and engineering, including work on smart cities, data infrastructures, emerging technology, and computing applied to medicine.   She is currently an Honorary Researcher at University College London and has worked for local government, managing the development of technologies to support London’s growth and infrastructure delivery.   Dr Suzuki founded a start-up at the age of 21. Throughout her…

My Story: Sophie Caffrey | Leonardo #PortraitOfAnEngineer

Sophie is a Technical Apprentice at Leonardo MW, which specialises in aerospace, defence and security technology. She is currently working in Applied Research, looking at new and emerging technologies within defence.   Since beginning her apprenticeship in 2015, she has predominantly worked in Hardware, designing and developing schematics and printed circuit boards.  

My Story: Ozak Esu | Cundall #PortraitOfAnEngineer

Dr Ozak Esu is an Electrical Engineer at Cundall, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Working within Building Services, she undertakes surveys of existing buildings, and engineers coordinated electrical services for new build, refurbishment and fit-out projects.   Ozak completed her PhD in 2016 at Loughborough University, in Wind Energy and Advanced Signal Processing whilst working as a Graduate Engineer at Cundall.   She continues to involve herself in academia, taking on guest speaking and lecturing roles in different universities.   While studying at Loughborough University, Ozak became a STEM Ambassador with STEMNET. In this role, she has helped run numerous engineering…

My Story: Jamie D’Ath | MBDA #PortraitOfAnEngineer

Winner of the Mary George Memorial Prize For Apprenticies, Jamie recently entered the fourth year of her apprenticeship at MBDA, a leading missile and missile systems company.   Rotating around the business on placements, Jamie has been involved in a wide range of activities, from completing complex drawings for parts and assemblies, to analysing procurement statistics, to conducting trials.   Jamie is due to enter her final placement commencing January 2018, which has been decided by herself and her employers to be in the Trials department. When Jamie undertook her initial placement in Trials, she received the opportunity to take…

Raspberry Pi’s Rob Bishop – Past, Present and Future of the Raspberry Pi

Rob Bishop, one of engineers involved with the development of the Raspberry Pi, delivers a talk on the educational mission and history behind the Raspberry Pi Foundation and a technical overview of the Raspberry Pi itself. He covers the motivation behind the creation of the Raspberry Pi and shows how the Foundation want to help deliver better computing education to the classroom through the creation of cheap, open computing devices.  

Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton – Inspiring future generations with open hardware

In a world full of expensive, ‘closed’ consumer devices emerges the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost credit-card sized computer that can be plugged into a TV and a keyboard.   The hope is to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming, but it also serves as an ideal platform for hobbyists to try out new ideas.   Eben Upton talks about the transition from large, high performance systems to cheap, low power and potentially disposable hardware.   But what does the future hold for these innovative and disruptive products? Will threats to openness result in…

Raspberry Pi: The Tech Spec!

Ever wondered what the difference between the Raspberry Pi Model A and Raspberry Pi Model B is?   This video shows the spec for both the Raspberry Pi Model A and the Raspberry Pi Model B as well as weight,   February 2013 saw the 1st birthday of the Raspberry Pi. We at have been taken back by the versatility and power of such a tiny computer since Eben Upton provided us with an insight to the Raspberry Pi at the IET’s Young Professionals Event at Savoy Place, London, late 2012. With it being the 1st anniversary of the…

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