3D Printerns

 Mr Burns seems to like 3D printing....

Mr Burns seems to like 3D printing....

The department is running a new initiative this year. We have a bunch of undergraduate students working as interns for a couple of months over summer. They are being paid to work on interesting projects "just to see where they go". The idea is that this will lead to research efforts and other interesting stuff.  The prospective interns were interviewed a few weeks back and they'll be starting in July. It's going to be fun. 

One area of interest is 3D printing, which is rather nice. It means that the departmental 3D printer (which doesn't have a name - yet unlike Una) will be getting even more use over summer. At the moment he/she/it (really must find a name) is busy printing out parts for our robot army (not sure if I should be talking about that). Perhaps we need another printer. Of course, we'll need another name then....

I really hope that the Summer Interns scheme becomes an annual thing. It provides a great way for students to explore just working with things to see what happens.