First-year Engineering undergraduate Nandini Shiralkar has been announced an IMechE Scholarship Award winner. The Scholarship Award, issued by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, recognises both academic and technical ability.
There’s so much research and potential in energy technologies and sustainability. I see many things that I could possibly do in the future.Undergraduate Nandini Shiralkar
With the support of IMechE, Nandini is looking forward to a career in engineering where she can make a positive and lasting difference to society.
Nandini’s interest in engineering was sparked by not only her love of maths, but also her volunteer work, and it is the University of Cambridge’s broad focus on engineering, she says, that has provided her with an opportunity to use her maths skills to address real-world problems.
As part of the Scholarship application process, Nandini wrote an essay about hydrogen technology, a topic that she is passionate about, which then prompted her to start her own online blog, writing about graphene and hydrogen technologies.
Nandini said: “There’s so much research and potential in energy technologies and sustainability. I am quite passionate about nanomaterials such as graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and that combines nicely with energy technologies. I see many things that I could possibly do in the future.”
Commenting on the Scholarship application process, Nandini added: “Doing applications like these, you get to see how everything you have done over the past few years fits together and how that could lead to a future career. It is so worth it because you learn so much from it and it is a really rewarding process. These experiences, combined with the guidance from IMechE experts, will provide you with the insights into mechanical engineering and steer your learning curve towards a professional career.”
Adapted from an Institution of Mechanical Engineers news article.