We were delighted to host the East Midlands Regional Final of the 2019 ICE Emerging Engineers competition last night, welcoming engineering professionals from across the region.

The Emerging Engineers Award promotes and rewards excellence in the communication of civil engineering ideas and innovation, research and best practice on projects/design.

Papers were submitted by members for review by the Judging Panel and three finalists were shortlisted to present their papers to the judges and audience, followed by a question and answer session.

The papers shortlisted for this year’s regional final were:

  • Development of an Innovative and Sustainable Structural Design Toolkit for Highway Junctions by Danny Hinds, a student at Stephenson College
  • Sustainable Structural Concrete Design and Selection Criteria for High-Rise Buildings by Al Amin, a student at Stephenson College
  • Modernising Victorian Railway Stations by Tanya Donkin, a student at Loughborough University

Following the presentations, Imogen Graves, winner of National Pitch 200 competition for 2018 and ICE Ambassador for 2019, gave an entertaining presentation describing how she became interested in engineering and her career and experiences to date, including the entertaining video of her winning presentation for the National Pitch 200 competition (which can be viewed on You Tube)

All three finalists gave an excellent presentation with some tough questions at the end from the judges! They will have to wait until 7 June to find out who has won when the winners are announced at the ICE East Midlands Gala Dinner.

We wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to hearing who the winner is.