DecNewsSpenA justifiably proud Sophie Wakeford has been awarded this year’s Spen King Sustainability Award. The Award, in honour of the man who was the mastermind behind the original Range Rover, is aimed to honour “to inspire and encourage the next generation of engineers.”

Sophie is studying Mechanical Engineering at Oxford University and according to the judges, “set herself apart from the others by demonstrating not only excellent technical engineering understanding but also for being the only applicant to address the moral issues associated with the hypothetical challenge.” It will be interesting to see if she follows in Spen King’s footsteps into the world of vehicle engineering. The £1000 award also gives her a summer work placement at JLR where she will be working in her area of interests of hybrids and environmentally sustainable transport.

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