Wil­liams award to run again in 2016

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The Au­tosport Wil­liams En­gi­neer of the Fu­ture Award will run for the sec­ond time in 2016.

Nom­i­na­tions for the award closed in early May, with Ox­ford, Cam­bridge, Im­pe­rial, Lough­bor­ough, Bath, Southamp­ton, Ox­ford Brookes and Belfast Queens Uni­ver­sity se­lect­ing can­di­dates for con­sid­er­a­tion.

These will be whit­tled down to just five can­di­dates, with the win­ner an­nounced at the Au­tosport Awards on De­cem­ber 4.

The judg­ing panel com­prises for­mer Ford R&D di­rec­tor Richard Parry-hones, Wil­liams chief tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer Pat Symonds, team HR di­rec­tor Ni­cola Slater, for­mer Jaguar For­mula 1 team boss Tony Purenll and Au­tosport ed­i­tor-in-chief Edd Straw.

Last year’s in­au­gu­ral award was won by Ox­ford Univeristy En­gi­neer­ing Science stu­dent El­iz­a­beth Thomp­son, who won a two-year con­tract to work for Wil­liams and will start work in Septem­ber this year.

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