We’d like to thank UK Students for Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS) – they’re sponsoring Project SunbYte for £400. They’re the UK’s national student space society, running space projects, host conferences, workshops, and careers events, and do outreach all over the country.
Yun-Hang Cho (student team leader) has won the South Yorkshire heat of the Institution of Engineering Technology’s (IET) Present Around the World (PATW) competition – a global competition where students and young professionals in engineering can showcase and develop their presentation skills.
In June, he will go on to represent South Yorkshire at the North England stage. Best of luck!
The Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience Network recently funded us to support six students to work on the SunbYte project for a period of six weeks this summer. They give grants to interdisciplinary research teams across the university, our project being no exception with students working on the project from various departments.
We’re excited to announce that we are one of seventeen projects that the Alumni Fund has generously supported with funding! Many thanks to the committee and donors.
We are participating in the Sheffield Festival of Science & Engineering happening this month. Next week, members of our team are going to schools in Doncaster to spread the knowledge.
An article titled “Stars in their eyes” was published in the 13th issue of MechEngNews, giving a brief overview of the Project Sunbyte.
We are striving towards a proof of concept for our design. The gears and telescope support are made in a first phase from plywood which will allow mounting the electrical equipment and start experimenting!
A selection of team members have attended this morning a constructive meeting with the Vice President for Education, Professor Wyn Morgan. We presented the project and our goals and got support and feedback.