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Meet our Engineering Bursary Winner

Bursary Winner Simon Newbery

Introducing Simon Newbery, the 2017 annual Adams Engineering Prize winner. Simon was presented the bursary of £2,000 at the MK College Students of the Year Awards event in 2017.

Simon Newbery, a talented 22 year old in his second and final year of an HNC Electrical & Engineering course moved from London with his family seven years ago. He is passionate about engineering – something he has inherited from his father. Currently, he is an apprentice at a local engineering company but he hopes to work his way up through the ranks. Simon has a penchant for inventing and innovation and this was reflected in his entry, impressing all of the judges with his thorough and careful approach to developing his design.

Simon gave a particularly confident and thorough presentation that impressed the whole panel. His proposal had been very competently planned and executed, with many design revisions and improvements demonstrating that he is already thinking very much like an engineer!

Simon will use the bursary to support his continued studies, as he is passionate about pursuing a career in Engineering and wishes to progress to the next level of qualification. He will use the Adams Engineering Prize to continue on that education path and is also looking at developing his project further through enhancements, in order to make it commercially viable.

The Adams Engineering Prize, first awarded in 2013, is supported by David and Jennifer Adams, long-term supporters of MK Community Foundation’s work.

In this fifth year of the prize, the panel were looking for a practical and innovative engineering solution, presented in a clear and persuasive manner. Each of the finalists gave strong presentations, and demonstrated strong aptitude for creativity in engineering.


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