Deacon’s Update November 2018

The AGM on 21st September saw new masters elected and I am deleted to welcome Dr Nina Baker, Prof Martyn Cullen, James Watson, Vickram Dhami to the Master Court. Andrew Young was elected Collector and Late Deacon Colin Botfield was presented with his replica medal. The accounts and several rule changes were approved and the Deacon read the Legend of the Pears to members at the Collector’s Breakfast.

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2018 Prizes and Awards

This year we awarded a record 31 Hammermen awards and also confirmed 2 craftsmanship awards, 2 HMS Defender awards and an Engineering Professors Council award.

4 universities and 11 colleges were represented.  Hammermen winners go on to be considered for the Prince Philip Prizes in both university and college categories which will be judged on 16th May.

Engineering is in good hands! Our thanks to the Deacon Convener and Bailie Glenn Elder for their help. Well done to Prizes and Awards Convener Andrew Young

In May 2018 the Prizes Sub Committee interviewed the winners of the Hammermen Awards and found the calibre and qualities of each candidate to be extremely impressive. It was with great difficulty and following lengthy deliberation that the eventual winners were selected for the University and College categories.

The 2018 Prince Philip Prize for the University category was awarded to Erin Caldwell of University of Strathclyde who has completed several successful projects across three different engineering disciplines and is off to work for General Electric. The runner up was Timothy Ness of the University of Glasgow who had completed an internship at Bosch Sensors in Germany and was credited in a patent application for his work.

The 2018 Prince Philip Prize for the College category was awarded to Glen Fraser and Runner up was Kyle Lamont both of Glasgow Clyde College. Both impressed with effort, progress, enthusiasm and application.