Students from both of Aberdeen’s universities have been honoured for their engineering talent with a series of awards.
The Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) has conducted its second annual round of student awards, sponsored by Drager, aimed at encouraging young people in the North of Scotland into the sector.
Founded in 1944, the institute is a network of professional engineers and scientists covering the measurement, automation and control field.
Megan Hine, who works for Drager and is project manager at InstMC North of Scotland, said: “Knowledge and expertise of measurement and control topics is a key skill for many careers in engineering, especially here in Aberdeen, home of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
“For example, it is critical in the spheres of gas detection and monitoring and consequently key to the safety of operations offshore.”
Callum Knight, an award winner from Aberdeen University said: “This prestigious award came as a very pleasant surprise! I’ve always been fascinated by the subject of measurement and control, and how it can be applied to bring autonomy to virtually any process.
“Having just started my career as a Software Engineer, I now find myself implementing measurement and control algorithms using code, so such an award is sure to provide great benefit in helping me progress moving forward.”
The full list of winners are:
Callum Knight – Outstanding Student MEng, University of Aberdeen
Benjamin Rees – Outstanding Student BEng, University of Aberdeen
John Williamson – Overall Best Student BEng Stage 1, Robert Gordon University
Peter Scott – Overall Best Student BEng Stage 2, Robert Gordon University
Allister Morgan – Best Student Introduction to Industrial Control, Robert Gordon University