Engineers of tomorrow shine today with council award

By on 25/04/2013 in News

Talented, ambitious, young engineers who are set to take hold of the engineering world have been honoured by The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr John Lines.

The Queen's Silver Jubilee Engineering Award – set up by Birmingham City Council – was created to encourage and reward engineering students in higher education who study in the city. The project was approved by Her Majesty the Queen during the Silver Jubilee.

Local universities involved are Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Birmingham. Each university asked their most promising engineer students to submit nominations in order to be considered for the prestigious award.

This year's winner is Greg Carty, 22, from University of Birmingham. He is the recipient of the Award and also claims a financial prize of £700.

A runner-up prize was given to Mikkel Andersen, 23, who also received a monetary prize of £300.

Winner, Greg Carty from University of Birmingham said: “For my work to be recognised by industry professionals in the field is fantastic. I'm thrilled to have won this award, it's a great opportunity.  I'm sure this award, along with the completion of my studies, will put me in a better position to secure a job in design consultancy engineering.”

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr John Lines, said: “With a background in engineering, I have enjoyed playing my part in helping to nurture the best engineering students in the city.

“Given the standard of the work presented by the winner and runner-up, I am confident both students have a bright future in their chosen area of the engineering world.”

Finalists gave a presentation to the panel which included their:
•    Ambitions and future aspirations
•    Industrial / business placement or work experience
•    Academic achievement including any innovation.

The winner and runner-up were chosen by a selected panel which involved the Lord Mayor (non-voting party), representatives from various Institutions including the Civil Engineers,  Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers and a representative of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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For more media information contact Karen Blanchette on 0121 303 6969.

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