Title of Award: Babcock Award: Best European Mechanical Engineering Student 2011
Awarding Body: European Science Engineering and Technology SET Award Finals
Location: Westminster, London.
Course: Mechanical Engineering
At a glittering awards ceremony in the Millennium Hotel, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London and following a gruelling and intense final day of competition comprising project presentation, demonstration and personal interview before a distingushed panel of Industrial and Academic judges in Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, the following result has just been announced at the 2011 European Science Engineering and Technology SET Award Finals:
Rian was presented with his First Place Mechanical Engineering 2011 European Science Engineering and Technology SET Award at a spectacular ceremony bringing together hundreds of technology students and academics, as well as senior figures from industry, government, science and the media. This is the first time a student from Cork Institute of Technology ( or indeed from any Institute of Technology in Ireland ) has been short-listed for the European Science Engineering and Technology SET Awards - so it is indeed magnificent achievement and a great honour to have won the First Place Mechanical Engineering Babcock Award.
The Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year Awards are established as Europe's most important awards for science and engineering undergraduates – see http://www.setawards.org/index/europe
Rian had travelled home from Boston, USA, to compete in the Finals. Rian hails from Raleigh, Macroom, Co. Cork. This is not the first international achievement for the Edman family. Rian’s father Lars founded, owns and runs the internationally renowned Toy Soldier Factory in the beautiful West Cork Village of Cill na Martra – see http://www.princeaugust.ie/cork-visitor-centre-activities/
Press & Media Links:
- IRISH EXAMINER: Rian goes back to the steam age for new engine
- West Cork Times: Macroom student scoops major international award