MSc Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy graduate wins second prize at the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2012
Chris Marien, a Brunel MSc Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy graduate won second prize In the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2012 held at IMechE on Thursday 11 October 2012. Seven students were shortlisted for the Graduate of the Year Award and Chris Marien, who recently graduated at Brunel having completed the Distance Learning programme was runner up. Chris’ dissertation was supervised by Dr Peter Warren. The shortlisted candidates gave a short presentation on ‘How will I help to engineer better communities’ in the IMechE main lecture room, with an audience of about 150 and in the presence of the current CIBSE President (David Fisk), and the ASHRAE President (Tom Watson) who were both on the judging panel. Immediate CIBSE past President Andy Ford and President Elect George Adams were also present.
Chris Marien gave an excellent presentation to be awarded 2nd prize.
On the 9-10th June 2012, Aerospace Engineering students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering competed in the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) 2012 Heavy Lift Challenge competition, gaining 1st place amongst UK universities and 2nd placed overall. The BMFA Heavy Lift Challenge is a competition open to students across Europe to design, manufacture and demonstrate the flying capabilities of a small remote controlled model aircraft, with the main aim to maximise aircraft payload to empty mass ratio. Overall the Brunel Team conducted three successful flights with zero, 2kg, and 4kg payloads, achieving a maximum payload to mass ratio of 1.82, the highest achieved at the competition over the weekend. The aircraft was designed and built to compete in the Heavy Lift Challenge as part of fulfilment of Level 5 MEng degree programmes with the students incorporating computer-aided design, structures, and aerodynamics/flight mechanics software packages and analysis tools within the design and build process. The team members would like to thank the department, Mr Kevin Robinson, and Mr Andrew Good, for their support during the competition.
To learn more about studying Aerospace Engineering at Brunel, please visit the Aerospace Engineering BEng and MEng course pages.
Staff and students from Brunel’s School of Engineering and Design made a great impression at the ‘Girls in Science: Engineering the Future’ conference in Bristol.