|Aled Laugharne, who graduated in June, has just been awarded the IEE Manufacturing/IBM MEng Project Prize for 2003. 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
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."