Peter Hutyan has won the Baroness Platt of Writtle Award for 2012. Given out by the Worshipful Company of Engineers (WCE) in conjunction with the IET, it recognises the outstanding achievements of final year engineering students across the UK.
Created in 2002, this national competition is open to final year students undertaking IET accredited degrees. It is made annually to recognise engineering excellence and is given to the student judged to have excelled in their studies and to have demonstrated excellent communication skills and leadership skills.
Winners receive a cash prize of £1,000, a medal and a certificate to recognise their significant achievement. Peter will be presented with his award at a WCE gala dinner in July and is the fifth Coventry student who has won this accolade in the past seven years, making the university the most successful institution in the award’s history.
He is currently focusing his engineering skills on helping to develop Coventry University’s new "Phoenix Racing" Formula Student car, which is set to compete against over 130 student teams from 34 countries at Silverstone in July.
“I am delighted that Peter has won the award, as he has been outstanding academically and has a strong track record of engineering design and development, including completing a successful placement year with Audi Hungaria Motor as an engine test engineer,” says Bill Dunn, associate head of Mechanical Engineering at the university.