A teenager has been named one of the UK’s brightest young engineers after winning a prestigious scholarship from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Peter White, from Hutton, near Preston, who attended Cardinal Newman College in Preston, has won the IMechE AMEC Undergraduate Scholarship which will contribute £1,000 per year towards his Mechanical Engineering degree at Warwick University.
The Scholarship was presented to just 40 of the top engineering students in the UK at a ceremony at the Institution’s headquarters in London.
As part of the award, Peter will receive a work placement at AMEC, one of the world’s leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies
Patrick Kniveton, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “Peter is one of the most promising young engineers in the UK and I am confident that this is an early step in a hugely successful and exciting engineering career.
“The country and indeed the world’s future depends on the ingenuity of the next generation of engineers, like Peter.
“Engineers are vital to the country’s economy and are integral to the development of technology as varied as cars, power plants, mobile phones and even equipment like MRI scanners.”
In 1944 James Clayton of Torquay, formerly chief engineer at Courtaulds, left a considerable sum of money to the Institution for the purpose of encouraging mechanical engineering science.
It is from this bequest that the James Clayton Awards, James Clayton Undergraduate Scholarships and other General Institution prizes and awards are derived.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established in 1847.