Brunel alumnus wins engineering award
Congratulations to Antoni J Sapina who won the prestigious Graduate of the Year 2016 at the Young Engineers award ceremony, hosted at IMechE's London headquarters on Thursday 13 October.
The award, which is now in its 21st year, recognises and rewards the innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, and is co-organised by CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
This year's shortlisted candidates presented to the judging panel and live audience on the question 'Computers and digital technologies are transforming the way engineers work. What impact do you think this is having on innovation; professionalism; and traditional engineering skills?' Antoni's winning presentation was extremely well received, and the judges said he 'gave an outstanding and completely different presentation'.
His prize for winning first place includes a trip to the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas, where he will be a guest of honour and able to take part in the meeting as well as enjoy the host city.
Since graduating from Brunel with an MSc in Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy in 2014, Antoni has been working as an engineer for Parsons Brinckerhoff, and was part of the team that won this year’s Teambuild Construction Competition UK.
You can find out more information about the awards here.