Aug 2023

IGEM announces recipients of scholarships and grants for 2023

We are pleased to announce the four individuals who have been selected to receive support with their studies through our Scholarships, Grants and Awards scheme.

Our recipients are:

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Lois Lawal, who will be receiving our Undergraduate Scholarship. She will be studying Chemical Engineering, at Imperial College London, from October 2023.

She said: “I have always been intrigued by technology and problem-solving. The process of converting an idea and raw materials into a final product is something I find rewarding.

“The main reason I’m attracted to engineering is the ability to turn theories into real applications that affect people’s lives. Studying Chemical Engineering will help me to achieve my goal of making our world more self-sustainable.” 

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Tom Shaw, who will be receiving our Postgraduate Scholarship. He will be studying MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, at the University of Manchester, in September 2023.

He said: “I chose this course as I have a real desire to help benefit the planet by developing methods of generating energy in a sustainable and carbon efficient way.

“This scholarship will contribute to the pride I take in my work and will help push me further to achieve my maximum potential during and after my studies. This course will help to solidify my understanding of the topics and subjects I will need to progress with my career.”

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Lewis Litherland, who will be receiving our EngTech Grant. Lewis is a Lecturer of Gas Engineering and Renewable Energy at St Helen’s College.

He said: “I aim to use the grant to fund my CPD and expand my knowledge and skills within the areas of the gas industry that I didn’t have much experience of during my career on the tools.

“I am hopeful that the extra knowledge about carbon monoxide, gas escape incident investigations and non-domestic gas installation practices can then be passed on to the students I teach.”

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Lance Newhouse, who will be receiving our EngTech Grant. Lance is a Senior Emergency Engineer from Cadent.

He said: “I chose to apply for the EngTech Grant as I’m looking to expand my health and safety knowledge, specifically within the gas industry – an area I’m passionate about.

“As someone who hasn’t been to university, I have been looking to advance my learning in other ways and this grant will provide me with the funding to complete the NEBOSH course I may not otherwise have access to.”

We wish all of our recipients the best of luck and look forward to seeing how they progress throughout the year.