1 March 2024
by Sarah Morgan

Teenager awarded Millman Scholarship

Undergraduate Aimee Hughes (18) is the latest recipient of the Millman Scholarship, announced by The Materials Processing Institute.

Aimee Hughes receives her scholarship certificate from Dr Stuart Millman at the 7th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy held in London.

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Established by the Teesside-based Materials Processing Institute, in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, the annual Millman Scholarship is awarded to a deserving candidate from the Tees Valley who is either planning to, or has begun a materials, science, or engineering-related degree.

Hughes, from Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, was inspired to apply having completed a week’s work experience at the Institute in 2022.

She is currently studying a degree in Mathematics at the University of Manchester and aspires to progress to a Master’s Degree in either Computer Science or Engineering.

Hughes will receive a range of practical and academic support throughout her degree course, including an annual £1,500 bursary, a paid summer placement at the Institute, mentoring support from an appointed industrial advisor, and an invitation to attend the annual symposium.

She says, ‘I’m extremely grateful to the Materials Processing Institute and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers for giving me this amazing opportunity that will both enrich my learning experience and help me decide on my chosen career path.

‘I was inspired to apply having spent a week’s work experience at the Institute some two years ago. During that time, I shadowed the Advanced Materials Group, learning about sampling and analysis, as well as the Digital Technologies Group and its work with augmented and virtual reality.’

The scholarship was established in recognition of Dr Stuart Millman, an internationally renowned industrial researcher, who retired from the Institute in 2018 having spent a 40-year career in industrial research.