Two University Centre Myerscough agricultural engineering students have been recognised with national awards.
Jack Ball and Matthew Brown were recognised by the IAgrE – the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, at a ceremony earlier this month.
Jack won the IAgrE CNH Industrial Award - made on the basis of a dissertation or thesis undertaken by an undergraduate or postgraduate student as part of their studies demonstrating innovation and practical application in the landbased industry.
He won for his final project entitled: “The viability of retrofitting existing agricultural machines to run on directly injected hydrogen fuel.”
Meanwhile Matthew (above) was given the IAgrE Safety Award - this award has been established to encourage and recognise innovation in safe design or operation of equipment or processes by students studying agricultural engineering or subjects related to the application of engineering and technology to the land-based sector.
Matthew was recognised for his undergraduate project “How do advanced driver assisted systems affect driver awareness in agriculture?”
The IAgrE awards recognise outstanding contributions to agricultural engineering, associated industries and to the IAgrE.
All nominations are put to an Awards Panel which meets annually, with a ceremony at the charity’s AGM.