Pilkington Sponsors Arkwright Scholars

Kristina Milanovic from Withington Girls' School in Manchester and Gerrard Weale from Trinity Sixth Form Centre in Carlisle, are this year's Pilkington Arkwright Scholars.

Kristina, who earned ten A* GCSEs, is a member of the Robotics/Young Engineers club in her school. Last year, she took part in the Smallpiece Trust Energy Challenge in Aberdeen, helping to design and make a water oscillator to provide one of the Orkney Islands with cheap renewable energy.

Gerrard, who earned 10 GCSEs including two A*s and an AA double science award, plays rugby and cricket for his school and plans to study electronics and electrical engineering at university.

The Arkwright scheme was founded in 1991 to identify young innovators and encourage the top engineers of the future. Sponsors include Rolls Royce, the Strategic Rail Authority, the Royal Air Force and Pilkington.

Each scholarship consists of an award of £950 over two years, which is divided between the successful scholar - to support their sixth form studies - and the Technology Department at his or her school.

600450 Pilkington Sponsors Arkwright Scholars glassonweb.com
Date: 30 November 2006
Source: Pilknington

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

The conical, spaceship-shaped structural glass curtain wall area was constructed out of Pilkington Optiwhite™ low-iron monolithic curved tempered glass.
Using structural glass materials supplied by W&W Glass and fabricated in the United Kingdom by Pilkington, the project was glazed by Juba Aluminum Products.
350 years ago, a fire started in a bakery on Pudding Lane in London, which went on to rage throughout the medieval city for three days.
Technology already plays a huge part in our work and social lives, but in 2016 we’re seeing an emerging trend for tech products that aim to simplify our home lives.
Award-winning Fireframes ClearView™ System eliminates the need for colored internal glass unit spacers or vertical mullions, for superior visual clarity.
A new court complex in Kuwait will feature a stunning wall of glass, courtesy of Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing

Add new comment