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Boeing awards scholarships to two engineering students

Left to right: Dr Mark Gilbertson, Dr Mike Barton, Shane Bennison, Jamie MacDonald, Rob Worboys, Professor Andrew Nix, Professor Ian Bond

24 March 2015

Two undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering who have excelled in their academic studies have each been awarded a £3,000 scholarship from Boeing.

The defence company is a key industrial partner of the faculty and invests heavily in supporting students and their development by awarding scholarships and prizes to those who have excelled in their field of study.

Final-year student Jamie MacDonald (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) has been recognised for his outstanding progression during his time at Bristol, having been placed top of his cohort; Robert Worboys (Department of Aerospace Engineering) was awarded for his consistent academic excellence, having never achieved a mark lower than a first-class grade.

Shane Bennison, Engineering Director of Boeing Defence UK, said: ’The Boeing Company has nurtured and recognised talent since its inception almost 100 years ago. The prizes we award at Bristol and other leading universities is one way in which we try to nurture the next generation of aspiring engineers. Today’s prize-winners have shone amongst their peers and they exemplify the qualities we value in those who are set to become the innovators and creators of tomorrow.’

Professor Andrew Nix, Dean of Engineering, said: ’By recognising these exceptional students Boeing has highlighted its commitment to enhancing the experience and teaching of Faculty of Engineering students and building upon its partnership with the University. Congratulations to both Jamie and Robert for their outstanding work.’

Further information

Boeing Defence UK Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company and a business unit of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. It currently has more than 900 employees at 29 locations throughout the United Kingdom supporting Ministry of Defence and US military programmes.

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