Coventry engineering student recognised for outstanding achievement.
Peter Hutyan, a motorsport engineering student at Coventry University, has won the Baroness Platt of Writtle Award 2012. Given by the Worshipful Company of Engineers (WCE), in conjunction with the IET, the award recognises the outstanding achievements of final-year engineering students across the UK.
Created in 2002, this national competition is open to students whose degrees are accredited by the IET. It is made annually, recognising engineering excellence and is given to the student judged to have excelled in their studies, and demonstrating excellent communication skills and leadership skills.
The prize is named after engineering icon, Baroness Platt of Writtle CBE FREng, in recognition of her work in support of the profession.
Peter is currently focusing his engineering skills on helping to develop Coventry University’s new ‘Phoenix Racing’ Formula Student car, set to compete against over 130 student teams from 34 countries at Silverstone in July.
Commenting on his award, Peter Hutyan said: “It is a true privilege to be honoured with such a prestigious prize awarded by the Worshipful Company of Engineers and the IET. This is the pinnacle of four years hard work that I could not have achieved without the guidance of my dedicated senior lecturers, help from my peers and effective team work with fellow students.”
Winners of this prestigious title receive a cash prize of £1,000, a medal and a certificate recognising their significant achievement. Peter will be presented with his award at a WCE gala dinner next month.