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NTU student wins ICE Emerging Engineers Award

Level 6 Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship student, George Grant has been announced as the East Midlands Regional Winner of the Emerging Engineers Award 2023.

Student on stage holding award

The award itself is with the ICE and investigates new research undertaken by engineers early in their career. George submitted a shortened version of his dissertation and gave a presentation in front of various judges and people within the industry presenting his research. Within the presentation, he ran through the current industry faults around sustainable urban drainage and suggested a new below-ground SuDS systems revolving around the implementation of moss to help remediate urban runoff and reduce flood risk.

George commented, “my research comprised of developing a new below-ground sustainable drainage system (SuDS), with the implementation of moss to remediate contaminated water and promote sustainable urbanisation.

I'm really pleased to have won the award, and I really hope I can further the research and continue to shape the world, helping prevent the impacts of climate change. I think the awards are a really good opportunity to have and it was really motivating listening to success stories from industry experts, I felt very honoured to be there and proud to have won.”