Following on from the weekends Oscar awards the SMEA held its regional heat of the IOM3 National Lecture Competition. After a closely fought battle the winner was announced as Lewis Taylor from Tata Speciality Steels for his talk on Ultra Large Bearings. In second place was Peter Crawforth from Sheffield University and equal third were Matthew Cutts, Antonio Solis and Huw Watkins.
Lewis now goes through to the North East regional heat which takes place next month. We wish him well.