Professional Liaison Unit hosts international engineering student competition.

Published Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 in University news

Making its sixth instalment, the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) ‘Present Around the World’ competition invites students to deliver passionate talks about how they are working with technology.

The judging panel consisted of faculty and industry guests including Lakshan Subenthiran, City alumni and previous ‘Present Around the World’ winner, Dr Frederic Surre, Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Neil Henderson, Key Account Leader at Mott Macdonald.

Samuel Tavares Fernandez, (BEng Computer Systems Engineering), scooped the first prize with his presentation, ‘Decoding Thoughts,’ a project which aims to develop an algorithm which can read electrical activity of the brain.

Samuel will now qualify for the later stages of the London regional competition next month.

Samuel said: “Taking part in the event was a fantastic experience, as I had the opportunity to improve and test my presentation skills.

“This is such a tough competition with a lot of great projects, so I am delighted to be advancing to the next stage and I am honoured to represent City.”

Elma Atker, (MEng Aeronautical Engineering), secured second place with her project Three Biggest Challenges Facing the Aviation Industry.

Lakshan Subenthiran, (MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering, 2013), and previous winner of Present Around the World, said: “It was great to see the students volunteering to participate and come out of their comfort zone. You could tell that they were passionate about their presentation topics, not only when they presented but also during the networking sessions.

“This will definitely make them stand out of the crowd when they include this within their CVs. After this successful PATW Heat, I'm looking forward to working with City again with future IET events."