Awards for UC engineering students

21 August 2012

UC civil engineering students have received national recognition for their practical work reports.

Awards for UC engineering students

(From left) Shayne McKenna (University of Canterbury), Stella Torvelainen (University of Auckland) and Ben Wanklyn (University of Canterbury) receive their practical work report awards from Doug Johnson, NZ Managing Director of Tonkin & Taylor.

UC civil engineering students have received national recognition for their practical work reports.

Shayne McKenna (Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 3rd Professional Year) and Ben Wanklyn (Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 3rd Professional Year) were awarded Tonkin & Taylor/Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ) Best Practical Work Report Awards for 2012 during the Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence ceremony held in Nelson recently.

This is the second year in a row that UC students have won two of the three practical work report awards on offer.

Shayne won the award for his report on Spencer Holmes, Wellington, while Ben’s award recognised his report on Cameron Gibson & Wells, Nelson.

The award winners were presented with a certificate and a cash prize of $1500. They also had their travel expenses and registration fee for the ACENZ annual conference covered by the association.

All engineering students at UC must complete 100 days of practical work as part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree requirement. Practical work must encompass both manual/workshop experience as well as professional work experience.

Each year ACENZ, which represents the consulting industry for engineers and related professionals, including architects, surveyors, planners, and scientists, offers three awards for the best practical work report by students from various tertiary institutions around New Zealand. The award provides recipients with a head start opportunity to attend an ACENZ conference where they will be able to meet and network with young and senior professionals within the consulting engineering industry, politicians and associated industry leaders. 

 

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