North-east engineering student receives top honour from IMES
21 Aug 2015
A north-east university student has been recognised by IMES for the quality of his work as part of a final year project.
John Mowat, who is currently completing an MEng in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering at the Robert Gordon University (RGU), was presented with the IMES Mechanical Engineering Project Prize at an end-of-semester prize giving ceremony.
IMES is a long-time sponsor of the award which is given to a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student with a project related to fields of non-destructive testing, reliability based inspection and equipment/asset integrity.
A former pupil at Turriff Academy, John (21) from Rothienorman was nominated for the award by university staff in recognition of his project entitled “Tensile Failure Analysis of Structural Mechanics using Acoustic Emission” for which he was awarded a Grade A.
John, who will begin the final year of his degree at RGU in September, is expected to pass his course with Distinction. He said: “It’s a terrific honour to have received this award, which was an unexpected surprise. I would like to thank both IMES and also my lecturers at RGU for their support which has helped me prepare for my career after graduation.”
Rod Buchan, executive chairman at IMES Group, said: “The company is a long-time supporter of developing the next generation of engineering talent here in the north-east. John clearly demonstrated his excellent level of technical knowledge with this first-class project and his award is well deserved.”
Dr. Jennifer McConnachie, course leader in Mechanical Engineering at RGU, said: “We’re pleased to recognise John with this award for his excellent performance not only on this specific project, but throughout his time at university so far. We wish him all the best in his future career.
“We would also like to thank IMES for its continued support in celebrating the achievements of our mechanical engineering students and we look forward to further developing this relationship.”