Congratulations to Dr Ben Hughes from the School of Civil Engineering for being selected by the IMechE's Whitworth Awards Panel to be the 2014 Whitworth Visionary.
Whitworth Scholarships are awarded to those who possess talent, leadership skills, motivation and a desire to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them.
Sir Joseph Whitworth founded the scholarship in 1868 to provide a link between science and industry, this work continues today with annual undergraduate awards of £18,000 and postgraduate awards of £22,500 for outstanding engineers studying at a UK institution. The original requirements as specified by Sir Joseph of high levels of practical skills and academic achievement remain. Thirteen presidents of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers have been Whitworth Scholars.