Leading electronics components distributor, Farnell has donated approximately $20,000 worth of electronics products to the University of New South Wales in an effort to assist the university’s Electrical and Electronics Engineering program.
Almost 500 different products totalling nearly 24,000 parts were provided at the university’s Welcome Back Day.
The product categories donated include resistors, connectors, ICs, capacitors, test and measurement devices as well as other miscellaneous products.
“Farnell understands the important role educational institutions play in their local community and to the overall development of the skills that Australia needs in the future. We feel we have a strong role to play in providing our students with the latest tools they need in order to develop their skills for their professional careers. We value the importance of education in this space and will continue to support this community to ensure Australia has the electronic design engineering skills it needs in the future,” said Peter Davis, Regional Director, Farnell Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to the donation, Farnell introduced University of New South Wales students to its element14 internet forum to help them collaborate and share ideas with their peers across the world.
The forum is designed for electronic design engineers to provide news on product data, design tools and technology information whilst incorporating web 2.0 functionality to facilitate communication, interaction, collaboration and information-sharing between colleagues worldwide.
Users can consult experts, discover trends as well as post blogs, articles and comments on the site.
The company currently offers a 20% discount* for all educational institutions across the country to help support educational development in this space.
*Excludes test and measurement products