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TWO MORE IN­FINITI WIN­NERS RE­VEALED

Two en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents are head­ing to the UK for a For­mula 1 work ex­pe­ri­ence place­ment at Re­nault after win­ning the USA and Mex­i­can fi­nals of the 2018 In­finiti En­gi­neer­ing Academy.

Sabré Cook, 24, a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent from Colorado Univer­sity (pic­tured above) and 20-year-old Mex­i­can Pa­tri­cio Bar­roso Rios (pic­tured be­low) will both also spend six months at In­finiti’s Tech­ni­cal Cen­tre Europe in Cran­field.

“I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have won and I’m re­ally thank­ful to In­finiti for this op­por­tu­nity,” said Cook after Re­nault’s Nico Hulken­berg re­vealed she had beaten the other fi­nal­ists. “When I met the other can­di­dates, I was aware how smart they were and the pas­sion they had for en­gi­neer­ing, so I knew it was go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult to win.”

In both Austin and Mex­ico the young engineers took part in a num­ber of hands-on tasks, such as build­ing a func­tional drag­ster model, and a rapid cog­ni­tion test de­vised by de­ci­sion sci­ence spe­cial­ists at Har­vard Univer­sity, which is de­signed to test their team­work skills and ca­pac­ity to be de­ci­sive un­der pres­sure.

The In­finiti En­gi­neer­ing Academy was launched in 2014 and the prize for the seven re­gional win­ners is a 12-month place­ment split be­tween Re­nault and In­finiti. If you’re a cur­rent en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent and flu­ent in English then visit http:// academy.in­finiti.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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