The achievements of engineering students from the University of Aberdeen were recognised at an annual prize-giving ceremony that took place recently.
The annual event, which takes place at the University’s School of Engineering, saw over 20 prizes handed out to undergraduate students who have excelled in their field of study.
Prizes are sponsored by professional institutions, companies, or societies, including the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Chevron, Marathon Oil, and the Society of Underwater Technology.
Among the prize-winners was Adam Kovacs, who won the Francis Morrison Prize in Engineering - awarded to the most distinguished graduating student. Adam, who graduated with a first class honours in Mechanical Engineering, also picked up the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Best Project Certificate.
Meanwhile, the Inspiring Future Female Engineers Prize went to Olga Posopkina in recognition of her efforts to encourage girls to take up engineering. Olga, an Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate, is a member of the University’s PrototAU team that has designed and built a hydrogen-powered car to take part in this year’s Shell Eco-marathon competition.
Other winners include Kim Beattie who won The Peter McConnell Memorial Prize as the best 3rd Year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, and Jack Caven, who was awarded the Aberdeen Mechanical Society R.V. Jones Trophy for his honours project which focused on artificial intelligence applications in engineering.
Paying tribute to this year’s award winners, Professor Igor Guz, Head of the School of Engineering, said:
“Our annual prize-giving gives us the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those students who have excelled in their studies, and I would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners for their hard work, talent and dedication.
“Many of this year’s winners have recently graduated and I would like to wish them every success in their future careers.”
Full list of prizes and prize-winners
Chevron - Final Year Group Project Best Team Contributor Prize in Mechanical Engineering – Henry Pettinger Harte
Mark Fisher Memorial Prize – Maciej Muszynski
Marathon Prize in Chemical Engineering – Lewis Sinclair
IChemE Prize – Christopher Jensen, Fabio Furcas
The Norman Levy Prize – Cameron Duncan
Inspiring Future Female Engineers Prize - Olga Posopkina
The Richard Smith Allan Prize in Mechanical Engineering – David Gray
The Greenhorne Memorial Prize in Engineering Drawing – Gabriel Indries, Iman Zulkhairi
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – Vadim Grigorjev
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - Maciej Muszynski
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Project Award – Povilas Vait
Institution of Mechanical Engineers Prize (Frederic Barnes Waldron) – Adam Kovacs
Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Best Project Certificate – Adam Kovacs
Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Best Student Certificate - any year – Kamil Dudek
SUT (Society of Underwater Technology) Prize – Evgeny Avrakh
Aberdeen Mechanical Society R. V. Jones Trophy – Jack Caven
Institution of Structural Engineers Aberdeen and Offshore Regional Group Dissertation Award – Luke Dyce
Santander Universities Women in Engineering Programme – Kim Beattie, Milena Zagulak
Principal's Scholar Award – Kamil Dudek