Five students from the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University have won scholarships from the Institution of Civil Engineers. Three of the students won QUEST awards, where they get paired with a company for placements during their studies, and two won Into Civil Engineering awards.
Scholarship winners 2015
- Marion Boswell (QUEST)
- Sam Lee (QUEST)
- Johan Mearns (IntoCE)
- Katherine Montgomery (QUEST)
- Chloe Sinclair (IntoCE)
Adam Steele (year 4 QUEST Scholar) said, "Being part of the QUEST Scholarship scheme has been an invaluable experience. I have worked with one of the biggest civil engineering companies, Skanska, on a variety of projects which has allowed me to apply and build upon skills learned during university. I have worked on Europe's biggest civil engineering project Crossrail, tendered for offshore wind farms and been the only site engineer building a 400kV substation within an existing live substation in Kent."
Dr Pauline Thompson of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University added, "These scholarships are a fantastic opportunity to help our students get a head start with their careers. We also find it a great benefit to our courses as it helps us develop stronger links with industry."
The Institution of Civil Engineers
The Institution of Civil Engineers supports civil engineers and technicians by awarding professional qualifications, ensuring they work to high standards, and helping them to develop their careers. Our undergraduate civil and structural engineering courses at Heriot-Watt are all accredited by the Engineering Council so that when they leave us they can move on to professional qualifications through organisations such as the ICE.