The WIMM Wynne student Prize 2012

Western Institute of Mining & Minerals
10 Sep 2012

The WIMM, Western Institute of Mining and Minerals are pleased to announce that the 2012 winner of "The Wynne Student Prize" sponsored by local Engineering and Environmental Consultants Wardell Armstrong LLP, is Claire Howell (22).  The prize is given in memory of Mr F H Wynne CBE of Staffordshire who died in 1943.  Mr Wynne was a well known Mining Inspector and became the Chief Mine Inspector for Staffordshire in 1938.  Mr Wynne was also an early and active member of the North Staffordshire Institute of Mining Engineers, which now forms part of the IMMM.  

Claire was a final year student studying for a Masters degree in Geosciences at Keele University, her project entitled "Two-dimensional XRF analysis of the major and trace elements composition of Carboniferous concretions" won her the much sort after prize, beating off fierce competition from other members of the Earth Science department and entrants from other universities. The prize was presented by Mrs Christine Blackmore, President of the Western Institute of Mining and Minerals on graduation day 10 July 2012. Claire received a Royal Doulton crystal vase and £100.  The trophy is engraved but kept in the safe keeping of the Western IMMM.  

The adjudicating panel was headed by Mrs Christine Blackmore, Principal Environmental Geologist, Wardell Armstrong International assisted by Dr Barry Job (Former lecturer at
Staffordshire University, Dr Richard White (Laboratory Manager, CERAM) and Mr Paul Grocott Senior Geologist, Wardell Armstrong LLP).