Rapid is proud to have worked with Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of educational measurement solutions, to help supply new engineering teaching laboratories at Royal Holloway, University of London.
The two labs are part of the new £20m Beatrice Shilling Building, which officially opened this month. Named after the pioneering British aeronautical engineer, motorcyclist and motor racing driver, the building (pictured below) is the new home of the University's Department of Electronic Engineering.
The teaching and advanced research laboratories enables instructors, lab managers and students to focus on gaining the critical hands-on skills they need to excel in the real world.
The new 160 seated stations, across two laboratories, allows first and second year students to perform practical electronics experiments on 80 benches under the supervision of their instructors and lab managers. Each of the 80 benches is equipped with Tektronix and Keithley products, including basic and mixed domain oscilloscopes, arbitrary function generators, power supplies, digital multimeters (DMM), source measurement units (SMU), battery simulators and USB based real-time spectrum analyzers.
“We are very excited at the opportunity to work with a prestigious university like Royal Holloway, and to work with Rapid Electronics, in supporting this project,” said Maria Heriz, Vice President, EMEA Commercial Operations at Tektronix.
“We are leading the way in not only supporting better teaching, but also enhancing a full learning experience using real-world leading edge Tektronix solutions. This significant investment in new technology and teaching laboratories is providing high quality facilities for our students.” said Professor David Howard, Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering at Royal Holloway, University of London. “We’re pleased to be able to provide our students with Tektronix and Keithley solutions to support them in their learning.”
Edward Keith of Rapid said: "We are delighted to have been able to supply a range of products for this project, across the full bench test equipment offering from Tektronix and Keithley. We can support universities and colleges with a complete resourcing solution, from individual products to complete lab refits. This ensures that institutions receive the very best procurement service to keep their facilities at the highest possible level for students and teachers."