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LiS is looking for instrumentation projects from the Space Industry

23 november 2021

Looking for a (research) instrument solution to your current (space) problem? LiS is looking for projects!

Every year, students from the Leiden school of instrument makers (LiS) work on projects towards a product or prototype that actually works, for a period of 5 months. The school is renowned for its knowledgeable students, practical solution providing and a variety of solutions. One of its former students is the CEO of the successful company Stellar Space Industries, right here on campus. If you have a nagging problem, but no time to solve it yourself, or simply need external help on a project, the LiS might offer the solution you are looking for!

 

The LiS is a vocational school where they have been teaching students for over a hundred years, to become independent (research) instrument makers. Their students are well trained in the mechanical aspects of instruments, but they also have a working knowledge of optics, electronics, and control. In the last year of their study, the students will spend most of their time on projects. Within those projects students will get to work on a problem from a company or institute and they have to:

  • analyze the problem, 
  • investigate different solutions and pick the most promising one, 
  • make a design that fits the solution and
  • manufacture a product or prototype

In short: from problem to work and create a working system. 

 

They consider 2 types of projects: 

  • group projects where 3 students will work together at the LiS and have 2-3 days a week to work on it. Although the activities will take place at the LiS, there will be regular contact with the client about the progress of the project;
  • individual internships where a single student will work 5 days a week, normally at the location of the company/institute that provides the project. In case manufacturing of products is not possible locally, the student may use the facilities at the LiS.

 

In both cases students will have about 5 months for a project. Projects run from either September until January, or from February until June. For the period from February till June they are looking for new projects.

 

So, if you have a nagging problem, but no time to solve it yourself, or simply need external help on a project, please contact them and they can investigate if their students can help you. The new deadline for submission of projects is the 1-st of December 2021.

For more information about (submitting) projects, or if you want to visit the LiS, please contact Frank Molster (molster@lis.nl tel 06-14274668).



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