Published on 18 July 2019
Connor Watson, 23, from Houghton le Spring, won the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Manufacturing Prize as well as the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize. The IET award prizes annually to outstanding students who are completing a course of study which has been accredited by the IET. Prize winners are nominated by their university based on having shown distinction in their course leading to the award of a first degree.
Connor, who graduated B.Eng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering this summer, received a certificate and two years free membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Connor says: “I chose Sunderland to study after going to various university open days. Sunderland was the best fit for me. I enjoyed mixing with people of all ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, building friendships through group work across the course.
“I was overwhelmed to receive the award and I do now believe that you achieve success from the amount of effort you put in. “
Mike Carr, IET President, said: “Our IET Prizes are a way for talented engineering students to be recognised for their outstanding ability in the early stages of their engineering journey. I wish them all the best for a very fulfilling and successful career.
“The IET is passionate about promoting engineering excellence and our awards and prizes showcase some of the very best engineering talent. All of the winners should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”
To find out more information about the range of prizes and awards available to young and aspiring engineers through the IET, please visit: www.theiet.org/awards