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RGU student recognised for outstanding engineering talent

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Lawson Marr
An engineering student from RGU, Lawson Marr, has been recognised for his hard work by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

As part of his award, Lawson will receive a certificate and two years’ free student membership of the IET

The IET Prize is awarded annually to outstanding students who are completing a course of study which has been accredited by the IET. Prize winners are nominated by their university based on having shown distinction in their course leading to the award of a first degree. 

Lawson said, "After what can only be described as a tough final year, I am proud to say that all of my hard work has paid off, and I am extremely grateful to have been awarded the IET Prize for my work studying in the School of Engineering. I would like to take this opportunity thank my friends and family, alongside the academic staff at RGU for their continued support throughout my time at University".

Lawson will graduate in July with a BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree, having received straight A’s across all modules in his final year. Dr Sam Burgess from RGU commended Lawson’s achievement, “As the Academic Strategic Lead for the Electrical Discipline in the School of Engineering, I am incredibly proud of Lawson's achievement. Aside from being a straight A student, he was very active in extra curricular activities during his time at RGU and has been an excellent ambassador for both his course and the University. He truly deserves this recognition from our professional accrediting body and has a bright future ahead of him in electronic and electrical engineering.”

Professor Danielle George MBE, President of the IET, said: “Our IET Prizes are a fantastic way for talented engineering students to be recognised for their outstanding ability in the early stages of their engineering journey. IET Membership provides early career professionals with the opportunity to connect with a global community, grow their networks and develop their technical knowledge.

“The IET is passionate about promoting engineering excellence and our awards and prizes showcase some of the very best engineering talent. All of the winners should be incredibly proud of their achievements. I wish them all the best for a very fulfilling and successful career – they are all difference makers of the future.”

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