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The Young Scientific Instrument Maker Award

This award will reward student(s) whose innovative project has demonstrated the practical application of scientific and engineering methodology to a real-world problem. It will also consider the cost, marketability, potential impact and uniqueness of the solution. The skilful and inventive use of measurement and control in the project will be encouraged. The winning student(s) will win a framed certificate, and a fully-funded all-expenses paid place to attend Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), held in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2019. The student(s) will also have the opportunity to become a SIM apprentice, where they will be linked to an experienced senior mentor, who will support and mentor them through-out their studies until university graduation. As an apprentice, they will also be eligible for a scholarship of £500 per year for each year of their undergraduate course for a maximum of four years. The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (SIM) is a Livery Company in the City of London that works to increase the interest in science and engineering among young people in the UK. It has a thriving apprenticeship programme and also supports postgraduate and post doctoral students. They work with the National Physical Laboratory and government departments to ensure that measurement standards are maintained for all industries: www.wcsim.co.uk