Salford Engineering Students Recognised for Excellence

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Two students from the University of Salford have received recognition as talented engineers of the future.  The winners were both part of Salford Racing Society, a unique opportunity that allows students to build a racing car from scratch and race it against other university teams at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student competition held annually at Silverstone.

Abdul Rahman, an Aeronautical Engineering student and Salford Racing participant, was crowned the winner of the Teddy Fielding Mini-Lecture Competition 2022 that is hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Society. As part of the competition, he presented his final year project that looks at the design of a new wingtip device for civil aircrafts to a panel.

Oliver Kanjoo-Parsons also an Aeronautical Engineering student and Team Lead for the Salford Racing team has been selected into a group of 25 for the ‘EW Class of 2022’. The Electronic Weekly Bright Sparks Awards run in partnership with RS Components . The Awards highlights the brightest and most talented young engineers in the UK and is being held the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), London.

Both students attribute their time being part of Salford Racing as being integral to their learning saying that it played an important role in them achieving the awards. Aidan Dunbar, Lead Technician at Maker Space and Faculty Advisor for Salford Racing said “It’s fantastic that the knowledge, skills, and work ethic of these students is being recognised. It will be a shame to see them leave, and I’m sure they have bright futures ahead of them!”

Dr. Maria Stukoff, Maker Space Director added: “Our partnership with Morson Group and Morson Projects plays a pivotal role in mentoring students and imparting professional practice to the Salford Racing team. This relationship truly sets them apart to gain an edge over the competition by bringing these industry standards into the curriculum.”


About Salford Racing

The annual competition challenges students to work collaboratively to construct a race car to make its debut at Silverstone racetrack. The Morson Maker Space is a digital fabrication facility at the University of Salford that supports students with the creation of their racing car utilising 3D printers, waterjet and laser cutting machines.


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