Stephen S.

Researcher
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Stephen S.
Computer Science
Undergraduate
Goodricke
United Kingdom

My employment

Researcher
Self-Employed
United Kingdom
Engineering and manufacturing
Small business (0-49 employees)
2014

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Low Income Household
Mature student

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A day in the life of a Researcher in the United Kingdom

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

Freelance

What do you do?

Research aerospace projects: micro sat launch systems

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

None, getting into aerospace was a happy accident

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?

yes

Describe your most memorable day at work

Getting an electric shock, while working on a computer installation at Allen Bradley Engineering in Milwaukee.

Are there any challenges associated with your job?

Finding funding!

What’s your work environment and culture like?

Flexible

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

Joining the real ale soc, and learning to listen to others of a different social class and background.

What would you like to do next with your career?

Join the lunar space race

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

The floor has dropped out of Womble farming. Look before you leap.

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?

Crypto Mining. Aerospace design and innovation.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?

Looking to network with anyone interested in ion engines and low earth orbit ships. Micro robots and control, for use on the lunar surface, is an area of research. Any student with drawing or design skills, would be useful for this industry, as moving forward there is a need for different types of vehicles at various altitudes. Although lunar orbits are of interest to me, am mostly interested in low earth orbit transport systems, and how to launch things higher from there eg solar powered rail guns etc

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