Nortek UK “2008 Student Equipment Grant Awards”
The response to our “2008 Student Equipment Grant" competition was tremendous! We received a great number of very well-written, scientific proposals, making it extremely hard for our selection committee to pick two winners, and may we thank all those that participated.
We are now delighted to announce that the top award goes to Laura Trodden of Cardiff University, who will receive a Vectrino to study the hydraulic preferences of invertebrates when exposed to varying factors, such as current flow, slope, bed structure, and roughness. In addition, Laura will also receive a £500 travel grant to present a paper on the subject at a scientific conference later this year.
The second winner, David McGovern of Lancaster University will receive a Vectrino to study scour around the mounts of offshore wind turbines. Up till now there has been limited academic research on the effects of scour around offshore turbines due to tidal currents and David’s work will hopefully cast some light on this very important issue.
We encourage those interested in participating the next time, to keep an eye out for the 2009 announcement due in September/October. Details of Nortek UK’s equipment loan & travel grant, together with descriptions of this year’s winning projects, can be found on our special grant web site http://www.nortekweb.co.uk.