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Students win national engineering challenge

Engineering Winners

16 December 2013 

A team of Aston University students have won a testing Engineering Challenge at the annual National Engineering & Construction Exhibition. 

The six engineering students were tasked with successfully designing a model electric battery power hoist system using a kit of gears, pulleys and structural components. 

The model then had to be capable of raising a 5kg load to a height of one metre. Competing against teams from various other universities, the Aston group’s model raised the load in the quickest time. 

The six engineering students who won the Engineering Challenge are: Hamam Rouiched, Fatima Osman, Muhammad Bhaji, Merry Skaria, Aimen Majid and Yousef Rizvi. 

Their success was the latest in a litany of awards and accolades given to students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS).  

Mechanical Engineering student, James Wayman, won the prestigious Young Engineer Research Prize while a team of Aston graduates were awarded Shell Eco-marathon Europe Challenge for their innovative sustainable driving and car designs. 

We’re very happy that our students have been awarded such respected and recognised awards. It is fantastic they have had the opportunity to showcase their skills and they have been rightfully lauded for their work

EAS Executive Dean, Professor Robert Berry, said: “We’re very happy that our students have been awarded such respected and recognised awards. It is fantastic they have had the opportunity to showcase their skills and they have been rightfully lauded for their work.” 

The National Engineering and Construction Exhibition brings a host of the UK’s top industry recruiters together to provide a large ranger of careers advice and job seeking tools.

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For further media information, please contact Jonathan Garbett, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4552 or j.garbett@aston.ac.uk