Young Engineers’ awards open for entries

Entries for the 2017 CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year and CIBSE Employer of the Year prizes, which celebrate ‘the industry’s best examples of young engineering talent’, and ‘employers’ strategies for recruiting, nurturing, and empowering young people’, must be received by 1 August.

For the former, the judges will be seeking ‘evidence of innovative methods that help to engage and motivate young engineers’ – encouraging them to fulfil their potential for their own long-term benefit, and that of their employers and the industry’s clients.

The Institution added: “CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year, meanwhile, has long been the most sought-after accolade for young building services engineers. This year’s winner will enjoy a fully paid-for trip to next January’s ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago.” The second and third-placed graduates receive £600 and £300 from the Rumford Club, and every other finalist £100 from the Manly Charitable Trust.

Any engineer who has graduated in a building services-related field, either under- or post-graduate, in the past two years, is eligible. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to briefly present to the judging panel and guests at this year’s awards ceremony at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London on 12 October. The panel includes the presidents of CIBSE, ASHRAE, and the IMechE, and current Graduate of the Year, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff’s Antoni Sapina Grau, pictured receiving his award last year from ASHRAE President, Tim Wentz.

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