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Chemical engineers honour UTT student
Executive president of the Student Guild at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Laura Lewis, has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Ambassador’s Prize for her work to promote and increase the institution’s membership among local students. IChemE is the global professional membership organisation for people who have an interest and experience in chemical engineering. It is the only organisation that awards Chartered Chemical Engineer status.
Lewis was honoured for her outreach, involvement and efforts in starting a student branch of IChemE at UTT. Dr David Brown, chief executive at IChemE, said: “The Ambassador Prize is awarded to an individual who has made a key contribution to a short/medium term IChemE project.” Usually, the institution presents the Ambassador Prize exclusively to someone who submitted a worthy project.
According to the IChemE, however, “on this occasion, two separate awards will be made.” Lewis will accept her award in the United Kingdom in June where she will also present a paper at IChemE’s ESCAPE Conference. She has been a role model in her efforts to promote the development, understanding and use of chemical engineering and the appreciation of its importance within UTT.
Lewis is pursuing the master of engineering in process engineering at UTT and is the founder and marketing and communications officer of IChemE at UTT. She also sits as the UTT representative on the National Students’ Union of Trinidad and Tobago.
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