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2017 winners

Maria Bates  

Ms Maria Bates, University of Cambridge, MEng General Engineering

Maria is an engineering student studying at St Catharine's College in Cambridge.  Maria chose to study engineering because she saw it as a great practical combination of Mathematics and Physics.  In particular Maria enjoys the practical and design aspects of engineering projects and has specialised in mechanical and structural engineering.

As part of the Cambridge University Engineering Society, Maria has tried her best to help bridge the gap between engineering students and industry.  Maria enjoys running, singing and travelling when she has the opportunity to do so.


Kim Everitt  

Ms Kim Everitt, University of Hertfordshire, BEng Automotive Engineering with Motorsport

Kim Everitt will be completing her final year of her BEng in Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, at the University of Hertfordshire. During her studies Kim has searched for engineering excellence and testing expertise to gain experience to match her engineering aspirations.

After a successful summer internship with MIRA 2015, Kim continued to broaden her knowledge by securing an industrial year placement at Bosch Engineering from 2016-17. Here her role was as a Calibration Engineer, supporting the engineers with daily tasks as well as being responsible for some of her own. This involved work with direct customers and products that gave Kim exposure to many different Automotive Technologies.

Kim is also a contributing member to the Women’s Engineering Society and has continuously shared her passion throughout the year with students to help inspire our future engineers. During her final year, Kim will continue to follow her passions by leading a team of engineers at her university in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018 competition. She will also be focusing on her own engine performance analysis studies.


Philippa Hazell  

Ms Philippa Hazell, University of Huddersfield, BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Philippa is studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. She has just completed her placement year in Kromek Ltd.’s research and development department, developing specialist radiation detection products.

Philippa continues her role as a student ambassador for the university’s Computing and Engineering faculty, where she assists with open days and other recruitment activities. She assists with organising events (alongside the faculty’s marketing department) such as a STEM evening at a local Girl Guiding pack.

Philippa has also participated in a number of STEM design challenges, one of which led to her being a member of the first team from the university to participate in the European Student Championship, the “Morpheus Cup”.

Philippa has participated in local IET events, such as presenting at “Celebrating Success of Women in STEM” for International Women’s Day 2016. Philippa was awarded a scholarship during her first year at university to visit the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.


Ben Huggett  

Mr Ben Huggett, University of Southampton, MEng Electronic Engineering

Ben is currently studying for a MEng degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton. In each year so far he has been in the top three highest marks in his cohort. Every summer Ben has undertaken an internship with Imagination, working in both hardware and software engineering, most recently working on designing hardware for a memory coherency manager used in multicore MIPS products. Ben has also taken part in activities to inform young people about electronic engineering and to encourage them to consider a career in the sector. For example, this year Ben volunteered at the Southampton Science & Engineering Family Day, teaching children about circuit design and soldering.

In addition to his studies, Ben is captain of the Southampton Engineers rugby team for the second year running, and is a keen climber and skydiver. It is his ambition to eventually bring engineering skills to the field of skydiving and develop ground-breaking products for this novel market.


Saylee Jangam  

Ms Saylee Jangam, University of Sheffield, BEng Bioengineering (Hons)

As a Bioengineering student at the University of Sheffield, Saylee has recently completed a year-long industrial placement at RB, formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser. She has also been involved in iGEM, both as a team member and as a delegate to the iGEM Foundation at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference. She is the recipient of the 2014 India Merit Undergraduate Scholarship at the University of Sheffield and has recently been awarded a Front Line Scholarship to attend TEDMED 2017 as a student delegate.  An avid ambassador of Women in Engineering, Saylee has won the Siemens Innovative Women in Engineering Challenge and has made it to the University of Sheffield’s Wall of Women.

Her interests lie at the interface of medicine and technology and she continues to pursue these through internships, volunteering activities, conferences and her studies.


Jason Loveridge  

Mr Jason Loveridge, University of York, MEng Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems

Jason is a final year student at the University of York, studying Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems. He has just finished a placement year with BBC Research & Development where he worked on the IP Studio project.  Jason will be returning to BBC R&D to undertake his Masters project with the audio team.

Jason plays drums and percussion in a variety of contexts including church bands, function bands and accompanying acoustic acts. Alongside his music Jason plays some casual sport and was president of the university's Handball Club in his third year.


Jack Miller  

Mr Jack Miller, University of Bristol, MEng Engineering Design

Jack is a final year  student at University of Bristol studying Engineering Design. Studying an engineering degree has enabled him to satisfy a deep curiosity about how the world works and has opened up a wealth of opportunities for his future career. Inspiring placements in the civil engineering, oil & gas and product design sectors allowed Jack to develop professionally and gain a better understanding of major world issues. Most recently a three month placement in Zambia, consulting for a solar energy provider, proved to be a truly life changing experience. He said, “It is incredibly rewarding to see how the skills I have developed through studying engineering can help make a sustainable and positive impact in a developing nation.”

He is honoured to be selected for the IET Undergraduate Grant and proud to be a member of such a fantastic organisation.


Sam Moss  

Mr Samuel Moss, The University of Manchester, BEng Electronic Engineering

Sam is undertaking a BEng degree in Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester. He recently finished a 12 month industrial placement at Arm, working as a Hardware Electronics Demonstrations Engineer. In this role, he designed, produced and demonstrated Arm based systems at tech events across the world. During his time at Arm he became a named inventor and submitted a patent for one of the demonstrations he created.

As a student, Sam has been strongly engaged with the STEM community in his university and around the city. He was an organiser and host for Pint of Science 2016, a global STEM based outreach program that showcases local science and technology alongside a pint of beer. He also became the Chief Liaison Officer for The University of Manchester’s EEE society, during which he undertook responsibilities such as communicating with industry leaders and creating partnerships for the society. Sam is also a peer mentor for the school, helping students by offering advice on course related issues as well as finding placements and work experience.


Michael Oakley  

Mr Michael Oakley, University of Southampton, MEng Electronic Engineering

Michael is a fourth year student at the University of Southampton, completing his Masters in Electronic Engineering. He has achieved exceptional academic results, attaining first class marks in all of his previous three years, and was awarded the Andy Cranny Memorial Prize for his dissertation. Michael has completed two summer internships at Thales UK, working on a wide range of projects including predictive data analysis, PCB design, systems engineering and Virtual Reality development.

An enthusiastic STEM ambassador, Michael has been involved with the University of Southampton ECS Summer School for the last two years, acting as a mentor to the participants and promoting STEM degree programs. He has been a student ambassador for the university during UCAS open and application days, as well as assisting with work experience students and outreach events during his summer internships. In the future, Michael wants to further his experiences with the aim of becoming a Chartered Engineer.


Adam Peerless  

Mr Adam Peerless, University of Liverpool, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Adam is a mature student currently studying a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool.

Before attending university he had been in the electrical installation profession for over 10 years and wanted to both further his career and find a new challenge.

During his studies Adam won the Thales Arduino Uno competition as well as an award for his first-year project.
Adam undertook a year industrial placement at Sellafield Ltd in the nuclear engineering sector. Here he worked in the control, electrical and instrumentation discipline. While on the placement

Adam was awarded the EngTech qualification, utilising the experience and skills he had gained from this role.

Adam is a STEM ambassador and has attended numerous events including ‘Engineering Your Future’ at Liverpool football club and student enrichment at Warrington UTC. Adam sees this as an ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of engineers.


Sabrina Smith  

Ms Sabrina Smith, Imperial College London, MEng Biomedical Engineering

Sabrina is pursuing a MEng in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. Prior to beginning her studies, she completed a gap year working at Roche Diagnostics in Switzerland. Sabrina has also undertaken research placements in the field of Rehabilitation Robotics at Imperial College and at University of Pennsylvania. Sabrina is passionate about the integration of engineering within the medical field in confronting healthcare’s ever-changing demands. She hopes to continue exploring this further through a career in research after graduation.

In the past year, Sabrina has co-won the Imperial College Bioengineering faculty prize for Best 3rd Year Group Project with a “Wearable, Wireless Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Probe”. She was a semi-finalist in the Althea-Program (a STEM start-up competition) and completed a volunteer placement at King’s College Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys training triathlon, parkour and skating around London whenever she can.


2018 Key dates


Applications and References:
28 June 2018
Receipt of Transcripts:
27 July 2018


IET Achievement Awards:
14 November 2018, 13:00 (GMT)



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