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Robin Jackson Design Fund

Full details of the fund are available here (pdf, docx).

Application forms are available here (pdf, docx).

 

Background

After graduating from Trinity Hall, Robin Jackson completed his National Service before working for a period in industry.  In 1965, he was appointed Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and elected a Fellow of Selwyn College.

In 1995, Robin fell ill and, very sadly, died, aged 57.

Robin made a large number of significant contributions to the Department.  He was an extremely conscientious and very popular teacher.  When the Engineering Tripos was reformed into the current 4-year MEng course in the early 1990s, he was a key member of the team that set up the 2nd year Integrated Design Project (IDP), which ran for the first time in October 1993.

Many of his research efforts were directed at improving the lives of disabled people and he became a pioneer and world leader in Rehabilitation Robotics.

He was extremely self-effacing and his obituary in the Selwyn Calendar ended: ‘He will be remembered … as a man who did much good quietly.’

 

 

KMW & RLR, 15 May 2016

 

“A modern workspace where engineering students can come together outside of the classroom to think, experiment, design, build and exchange ideas.”

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The Engineering Department are delighted to announce a major refurbishment project taking place in the Summer of 2015. 

£2M donation from the James Dyson Foundation, a £2.65M investment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and £0.6M from the University of Cambridge will allow us to transform the workshop and library facilities for hands-on learning, access to information, and the encouragement of creativity and innovation.