A £9m Centre for Doctoral Training, which combines the very best of academic and industrial expertise to train the next generation of top level geoscience and environmental researchers in oil and gas, has been officially launched at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus by Stuart Edwards, Deputy Director Materials and Resource Industries at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Yoann Altmann, Research fellow working with Prof. Steve McLaughlin and Prof. Andrew Wallace at the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems (ISSS), has been awarded a “Prix de These Leopold Escande”, from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), France.
ERPE would like to extend its congratulations to Professor Mike Forde, FREng, FRSE who has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award was presented at the Conference Banquet in Belfast City Hall on 2nd September 2014 by Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor James McElney, on Behalf of Queens University Belfast and the Concrete Solutions-2014 Conference.
ERPE student Jamie Hearle has been named as one of the UK’s brightest young engineers after winning a prestigious scholarship.
Jamie, who is studying an MEng in Industrial Engineering (Chemical), has won the Whitworth Scholarship Award which will contribute £2,500 per year towards his Chemical Engineering degree at Heriot-Watt University.
Last week, 17 year old Tanya Khumalo from Gracemount High School joined Dr Helen Bridle as part of the Equate Scotland CareerWISE programme, which aims to encourage more girls to consider SET careers through work experience. Science, engineering and technology (SET) are vital to Scotland’s future yet many women are not entering these sectors.