SMEA Annual Dinner

Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association
13 Nov 2018
Chris MacDonald is Congratulated by SMEA President Andrew Kirton-Vaughn

The SMEA Annual dinner held at the Cutlers Hall Sheffield on Friday 9th November was another roaring success. Over 170 people attended and heard an excellent speech by the main speaker of the evening Chris McDonald  titled ' Meeting the Challenge of the 4th Industrial Revolution'. You can download and read the speech using the following link : Chris McDonald Speech. It is a thought provoking speech that lays out the main challenge we face and highlights the need to embrace this revolution and to invest in the innovation needed to create the skilled jobs and high quality work of the future.


The SMEA is attempting to stimulate interest in the sciences and in particular encourage the next generation to focus on Engineering Sciences. Each year it awards prizes for excellence in Engineering Sciences at Sheffield's two Universities, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. This years winners are:

 1.   Hatfield  Memorial Prizes for Academic Excellence - £100

      University of Sheffield -Metallurgy  

         Joseph Weeks - Level 2 MEng in  Materials Science & Engineering

      University of Sheffield -  Engineering

          Not Awarded - Level 2 MEng Bioengineering, Interdisciplinary Programmes


      Sheffield Hallam University - Materials

         James Lennard -  Final Year Student in B Eng (Hon) Materials Engineering

      Sheffield Hallam University - Engineering

         Liam O'Connor -  BEng (Hons) in Materials Engineering  2nd Year Student

2.   SMEA Prize in Aerospace Engineering - £100

       Awarded to a 3rd year student taking the Materials & Structures elective in the M Eng in Aerospace Engineering (Interdisciplinary Programme), The University of    Sheffield

         Jack Peden
3.  SMEA Industrial Project Prize - £100  

     Awarded to Master Degree student in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield for the best Industrial Project Report.

         Megan Wakeling

4.   SMEA  Prize for Best MSc Student - £250   

    Awarded for the best dissertation by a MSc student at Hallam University

         James Lennard