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New 36-station UEA lab supplied by Rapid & Tektronix

New 36-station UEA lab supplied by Rapid & Tektronix
Rapid has once again partnered with Tektronix to equip a leading UK university with state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment.

Students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are now enjoying a newly refurbished Electrical and Electronic Engineering laboratory at its Norwich site. The refurbishment includes 36 fully equipped workstations across two laboratories, allowing first and second year students to perform an extensive range of practical electronics experiments.

Each workstation includes Tektronix TBS2014 100MHz oscilloscopes, AFG1022 25MHz arbitrary function generators, Keithley 2231A triple output power supplies and Keithley 2110 5.5 digit digital multimeters.

The new lab is central to the UEA’s engineering and computing sciences curriculum and is used by undergraduates in computer systems engineering, BEng/MEng students in electronic and mechanical engineering, and postgraduate students in both schools. It is part of UEA’s recently opened cross-disciplinary learning space, the New Science Building, delivering high-quality research-led teaching and learning for over 3,000 students annually. The UEA is also a leading member of Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's largest concentrations of researchers, serving more than 15,000 students from over 100 countries.

“We are very excited at the opportunity to equip the main teaching laboratories in one of the UK’s top electronic engineering universities with Tektronix and Keithley equipment”, said Maria Heriz, Vice President, EMEA Commercial Operations at Tektronix. “Hands-on experience is a vital component in engineering education and by working with the very same tools they will be using after they graduate and move into industry, future engineers can be immediately productive.”

“We want our students at UEA to be well-equipped for the world of work and we’re incredibly grateful to Tektronix and Rapid Electronics for helping to provide our students with the cutting-edge equipment they need to succeed. Tektronix’s investment will allow us to continue to produce leading scientists and help us achieve our vision of transforming science at UEA”, said Professor Mark Searcey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science.

Viktoras Cesnulevicius, a BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering student, commented: “It’s great to have this new learning space and being able to work with industry standard equipment that will help me develop the skills I need in my future career. This lab is a great addition to the ever-growing science school and engineering faculty here at UEA.”

Pictured with UEA students above are, far left, Edward Keith, Education Business Development Manager at Rapid and, left, Dave Mehta, Reseller Account Manager, Tektronix.

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