News: Student project on composite materials in marine propellers is a winner!

At the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) AGM Luncheon, this year’s Donald Maxwell undergraduate award was presented to Kate Devereux, a student at the University of Southampton.

Kate received a cheque for £1,000 and her certificate from the Chairman of SMI, Mr Peter French. 

Mr French said: “Kate is a worthy recipient of this year’s award. Her dissertation is a fantastic example of the work young women are doing in our industry and SMI is proud to be part of celebrating British female engineers.”

The award is given for the best final year degree project from a UK resident student undertaking their study on a degree accredited by The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Judging was undertaken by SMI Board member Mr Duncan Cunningham FIMarEST and Mr Phil Green CEng FRINA.  Katie’s paper most impressed the judges and was on the topic of “Investigation into the suitability of composite materials for the construction of marine propellers.”