Loughborough engineering student picks up top award
Ioannis Georgiou has been recognized as the most outstanding student in his year at Loughborough University with the award of the Sir William Siemens Medal.
A panel of senior engineering managers from Siemens deemed his submission to be the best from Loughborough due to not only his all-round academic ability but also his enthusiasm for engineering and a demonstrable knowledge of engineering challenges and possible solutions.
Ioannis, who is in the second year of his Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree, was one of nine young engineers from some of the UK's leading universities to be recognized by Siemens as being the most outstanding students in their year.
They received the Sir William Siemens Medal, specially designed and struck by The Royal Mint, and a paid internship with Siemens.
Dr Chinthana Panagamuwa, Lecturer in Photonic Systems in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, said: “We are absolutely delighted to see Ioannis win this prestigious award.
“He is an outstanding model student, not just academically but also in terms of his character, extra-curricular activities and work ethic. This award is richly deserved.”
Siemens has a long standing association with many of the UK’s leading universities, including Loughborough.
Its UK university partnering programme represents a major part of its commitment to the UK engineering skills agenda.
Collaboration ranges from joint research programmes to providing industry placements as an integral part of education programmes, to recognising and rewarding undergraduate excellence as the Sir William Siemens Medal Award does.
Juergen Maier, managing director for Industry said: “At Siemens in the UK we are investing heavily in skills and training and we have a strong commitment to working with universities such as Imperial College and recruiting top graduate engineering talent.
“Through the Sir William Siemens Medal Award we can work more closely with our target universities to encourage more students to take an interest in a career in engineering, to reward engineering excellence and to try to ensure that more of the world’s leading technology is developed within the UK.”
Pictured: Ioannis (centre) with (left to right) Toby Peyton-Jones, Siemens Director of HR and Juergen Maier, Industry Managing Director.