With the passion and drive to continue his academic studies in engineering in October 2021, Drew commenced a Bachelor’s with Honours course in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Portsmouth, only possible with sponsorship from NEIDA.
The modules will include the study of Materials and Engineering Systems, Design and Sustainable Development and Quality Management.
Drew will focus on Robotics and Automation in manufacturing for his dissertation project, calling on support from market leaders and innovators in robotics technology. So far, we have had great “buy-in” from a number of leading companies and organisations, with special thanks to Fanuc, Mazak and the MTA for their support to date.
Drew’s focus on problem-solving and process improvements are already proving invaluable in supporting NEIDA‘s continued growth.
During his studies, Drew has also enrolled as a STEM Ambassador, supporting and promoting the engineering sector to local students in Hampshire and the Isle-of-Wight.