4-week student IoT placements available at the University of Sheffield (14 June-9 July 2021)

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Calling second- and final-year undergraduate students at the University of Sheffield interested in technology and the Internet of Things!

The University of Sheffield is supporting the development of a public LoRaWAN network in the South Yorkshire region. Can you help develop some sensor prototypes that use the network to showcase the potential of IoT to local businesses?

Work with local businesses to prototype IoT ideas and demonstrate the possibilities of various technologies.

Apply by 5pm on 20 May 2021.

Apply here

What’s in it for you?

  • Experience of cutting-edge tech and IoT developments
  • Sign-posting to useful tech resources and webinars
  • New connections in the business and tech communities
  • Valuable careers skills, such as agile working and presentation giving

What support is available?

Regular mentoring will be provided by a University Teacher supervisor, Dr Ramsay Taylor, alongside support from technical experts and industry contacts.

Sessions will be in person and online. Face-to-face activities will take place at Barnsley Digital Campus, in their new makerlab in the DMC02 building. You will be supplied with the necessary kit and equipment. (Barnsley is a short train ride from Sheffield and the Digital Campus is a 3-minute walk from Barnsley Rail Station.)

Who are you?

These student placements are aimed at Computer Science and Engineering undergraduates, but if you are from another discipline and have some electronics and/or coding experience feel free to apply.

Students can apply individually or in collaborative pairs.

What activities will be involved?

Initially you will be set some activities to create code and electronic design files for the basic network functionality, and will be involved in the subsequent testing. There will then be scope to continue in different ways, depending on your experience and interests, including:

  • Build demonstrators for the University’s LoRaWAN network, e.g. build Arduino-based air-quality or energy monitors
  • Respond to projects set by regional businesses/organisations (these will be developed according to student interest areas where possible)
  • Develop your own project, based on your own ideas

Payment and timeframe

4-week bursary at £1500

You will be expected to work about 35 hours per week, with flexible working hours.

6 student placements are available.

Any questions?

Please contact Dr Ramsay Taylor
Email: r.g.taylor@sheffield.ac.uk

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