Three University of Aberdeen engineering students have been awarded prizes for their academic efforts.
Each year the University's School of Engineering asks fourth year students studying for Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees to present a poster on their project work.
This year, for the first time, Thales UK - a major player in the UK domestic market and one of the main suppliers to the UK Ministry of Defence - offered three £100 cash prizes to the students who presented the best poster in three engineering disciplines at the University.
The winners, awarded at a presentation ceremony held at the Fraser Noble building yesterday (Thursday 21 May) were: Ben Bird, who is studying Electrical and Electronic engineering; Natalie Crespo who is studying Mechanical Engineering; and John Marren who is studying Civil Engineering.
Professor John Watson from the University's School of Engineering said: "The aim of the annual poster presentation event is to provide students with the experience of similar presentations which take place at conferences around the world.
"It is fantastic to receive support of the event from Thales UK this year, and offer the students these cash prizes in recognition of their achievements."
Thales UK's capabilities as a supplier of advanced electronics include system engineering, system integration and the delivery of mission critical systems in both defence and civil areas. Their expertise ranges from retail video display systems and chip 'n' PIN technology, through electro-optical systems to flight simulators, unmanned aircraft and even the design of entire warships.
The poster prizes is evidence of Thales UK's commitment to education in science and education in the UK. Information on Thales in the UK can be obtained from their website www.thalesgroup.com/uk or, if you require information on Thales' optronics activities in the UK, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by the Communications Team
Office of External Affairs, University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen
Tel: +44 (0)1224 272014
Contact: Kelly Potts
Issued on: 22 May 2009