Mechanical Engineering student Asa Green has been featured in the Daily Telegraph after winning a place in the finals of its prestigious STEM Awards 2019 competition.
Asa, who has just completed the first year of a BEng Mechanical Engineering degree, won the Automotive Technology Challenge category, sponsored by McLaren.
His innovative idea of using bamboo to build lighter cars earned him a year-long placement at the high-performance car manufacturer, as well as a place in the finals of the national competition, held at the headquarters of Babcock International earlier this month.
Asa is planning to spend a year at McLaren after completing his second year at Hull, before returning to complete his degree.
He told the Daily Telegraph: “This is an amazing opportunity to talk and network with so many people working in the field. Since I was shortlisted, the University has been really supportive.”
Asa shared his idea with students attending the recent UCAS Fair on campus when he delivered a seminar together with Head of Engineering Dr Catherine Dobson. His idea has also been featured in the latest issue of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s magazine Partner News.
Dr Dobson said: “We are incredibly proud of Asa’s achievement and the fact he has already put into practice what he has learned in his mechanical engineering studies at Hull.”
Jon Hall of Babcock International, one of this year’s awards judges, said each of the impressive finalists had a bright future ahead of them. As part of the competition, the Daily Telegraph filmed Asa in the University’s Fab Lab and at various locations around campus. The film was shown to the leaders of some of Britain’s biggest businesses at the finals in London and can be seen here
Our story from earlier this year can be read here