Nurturing the next generation of engineers

26-02-2021 | Mouser Electronics | New Technologies

Mouser is playing a key role in supporting today’s engineering community by serving to foster the next generation. The company has a great track record of supporting education and students — including providing products such as development kits, components and software tools — to groups throughout Europe.

Among the high-profile projects that the company is currently supporting are two with WueSpace e.V., a team of extremely inventive aerospace students from the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg in Germany. The first of these projects is T-REX 2, where WueSpace is working in close collaboration with the TU-Wien Space Team in Austria. For this project, the students designed and constructed an automated system for tracking the position of rockets — all based on optoelectronic technology.

The second WueSpace project is Daedalus2, which is targeted at creating a parachute-free re-entry mechanism to enable space-deployed atmospheric monitoring hardware to return to Earth safely. Relying solely on autorotation, through sophisticated rotor control algorithms, it provides a free-falling unit coming from an altitude of approximately 80km to slow its rate of descent and land.

“At Mouser, supporting educators and students is rooted in our foundation from the company’s earliest days,” states Graham Maggs, Mouser Electronics vice president of Marketing EMEA. “We realise that today’s engineering students will create solutions to tomorrow’s problems. We are happy to help as we continue to uphold the educational principles from our founding to support innovation.”

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