Engineering student wins national essay competition

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 15, 2011 10:57 AM |
‘Closed loop processes’ essay nets undergraduate prestigious award.

Congratulations to First Year Mechanical Engineering undergraduate Felicity Harer who has been named winner of the Bosch Technology Horizons Award, a national essay-writing competition run by the German manufacturing giant in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The award has two age groups, of which Felicity won the 14-18 category. Contestants were asked to submit a 500-word essay on ‘How will engineering and technology change the way we live in the next 125 years?’. Felicity wrote about how the implementation of closed loop processes within the manufacturing industry will be essential in creating a greener world.

A short list was announced at the start of May and Felicity received her award at the at the Royal Academy of Engineering Awards dinner at the Guildhall in London last week. As well as the award itself, Felicity wins £700 and the opportunity of a fortnight’s work experience with Bosch at one of the company’s UK sites.

This is the sixth year of the Bosch Technology Horizons Award and also 125 years since Robert Bosch opened his 'Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering' in Stuttgart.

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