Aled Laugharne, who graduated in June, has just been awarded the IEE Manufacturing/IBM MEng Project Prize for 2003.
I rated Aled's project highly as Aled had approached a very tricky managerial matter with exceptional maturity and sensitivity.Dr Claire Barlow, MET Course Director
Aled, who specialised in Manufacturing Engineering at Cambridge, will receive his prize at a special presentation at the IEE early next year.
His MEng project was carried out confidentially for a company. Aled conducted an audit and then submitted proposals for resolving the key issues which it highlighted. His proposals were received enthusiastically and won him a great deal of respect in that company.
The Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) is a broadly based course that provides students with foundations of knowledge in all aspects of manufacturing and business, from the technical side (design, factory operation and layout) through to the managerial side (economics and accounting, HR). Students spend half their final year in different sectors of industry working on a range of projects, and so gain a good understanding of how companies work.
Dr Claire Barlow, MET Course Director, said: "I rated Aled's project highly as Aled had approached a very tricky managerial matter with exceptional maturity and sensitivity. He gained a thorough understanding of the company, used tools and techniques appropriately and showed skill in achieving a solution that was achievable. I am delighted his hard work has now been recognised with this prestigious award."