Recent graduates from across BU’s Engineering and Design degrees have received prizes from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) for their student projects.
Four of BU’s 2014 graduates have received the IED student prizes, which are given to the best projects from their accredited programmes nationwide. Only 15 prizes were awarded in total this year.
The BU prizes went to BSc (Hons) Product Design student Ryan Chu; BA (Hons) Industrial Design graduate Daniel Farmer; BSc (Hons) Design Engineering graduate Ross James; and BEng (Hons) Engineering student Martin Shutler.
They each received Full Autodesk software and an engraved coaster for winning the prize.
Daniel Farmer received his IED award for his final project, a portable version of a salt cave to help control breathing problems.
Daniel, who collected his award at his graduation ceremony, said: “I felt so proud and honoured to receive the IED prize, having put so much hard work into my final year of university and being rewarded at the end makes it all worthwhile.
“It was great to receive a prize from a well-established institution, one that is recognised through the design industry.”
Product Design graduate Ryan Chu received the award for his design for a Nightsafe Buoy, a self-powered lit navigation aid, while Design Engineering graduate Ross James received the IED prize for his HushHex Active Noise Reducer - which attaches to windows to reduce traffic noise entering the home.
Engineering graduate Martin Shutler received the IED award for his design review of a gas manifold used within a specific industrial application.
It was Martin’s second IED award – having won previously in 2012 while studying his Foundation Degree in Engineering – and he now plans to enrol onto the MEng Engineering course to go for a hat trick of awards.
Martin, who completed all of his studies part-time, said: “It’s a great privilege to combine this second IED award with the BEng Engineering qualification, this is an excellent addition and I am very pleased.
“It will provide a great enhancement to my CV for future careers and employability.”