The IET Prize is awarded annually to outstanding students who are completing a course of study which has been accredited by the IET. Prize winners are nominated by their University based on the distinction they have achieved in a course leading to the award of a single honours undergraduate degree.
Qirui, who is a student on the 2+2 Programme which enables students from Chinese universities to study for half of their degree at the University of Edinburgh, will receive a certificate and two years free membership of the IET.
Mike Carr, IET President, said: “Our IET Prizes are a way for talented engineering students to be recognised for their outstanding ability in the early stages of their engineering journey. The IET is passionate about promoting engineering excellence and our awards and prizes showcase some of the very best engineering talent.”
Qirui reacted to the award by saying: "It is a tremendous honor for me to win the IET Prize. The Prize is awarded to the best performing fourth year student and it is not easy to be the top student in one of the world's top universities. I am excited to receive the award which proves my hard work has finally paid off.
Besides strenuous efforts in my studies, the help from others is also significant to my success. I would like to express my sincere thanks to University of Edinburgh for giving the opportunities and assisting my research, and my parents for their support to my studies. This IET Prize truly encourages me to keep advancing and making progress, and I hope I can make even greater achievements."
Visit the IET website to find out more about the range of prizes and awards available to young and aspiring engineers.