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Shruti Shalini wins Dean's Award for Professional Experience

Shruti, an MEng (Mechanical Engineering) student is the second recipient of the Award from the Professional Liaison Unit within the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Shruti Shalini, studying for an MEng in Mechanical Engineering, in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, (MCSE) is the second winner of the newly created Dean’s Award for Professional Experience.

The Award was developed by the School’s Professional Liaison Unit (PLU).

Shruti was a Manufacturing Intern with General Electric (GE) Aviation during her placement year.

While at GE Aviation, she embarked on and completed a research project with the Composites Department which involved creating and testing a panel to observe the effect of reducing dwell times on resin viscosity and porosity in the panels:

"I gained some understanding of composites and how they are used in the aviation industry; from creating a proposal to the final testing and analysis of results."

The PLU offers a variety of work-based learning programmes tailored to meet the varying requirements of employers and students in the School through the provision of placements, internships and work-based learning.

PLU Work-based Learning Advisor, Becky Jenkinson said:

Shruti has performed tremendously throughout her industrial placement at GE. During her placement presentation she admirably showcased that she was an asset to the organisation. She has made a valuable contribution in her role and I wish her all the best in her studies and future career.

In 2016, the inaugural Dean's Award for Professional Experience was won by MEng (Biomedical Engineering) student Gabriella Soffer.

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