Chemical Engineering student recognised for top class performance.

Posted on 28th November 2017


A Chemical Engineering master’s student at the University of Chester has been awarded a top regional prize for her excellent academic achievement.

Reace Edwards, who is now in her third year of an MEng degree in Chemical Engineering, has received an SCI Liverpool and North West Group student award for

The best academic performance in her second year.

SCI is a unique multi-science and multidisciplinary forum where science meets business. More details about the organisation, which was founded in 1881anisation, which was founded in 18 the SCI - udy , can be found at: The prize is awarded annually to students from the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, and Bangor University.

She received her accolade from Professor Geoffrey Maitland (who is the Immediate Past President of IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers)) during the 20th Leverhulme Lecture at Chester Town Hall.

Professor Steve Wilkinson, Head of Chemical Engineering at the University of Chester, said: “I’m delighted that Reace has been awarded this prize, which is richly deserved. She is an absolute pleasure to teach and I’m quite sure she has a great future ahead of her. I would like to give my warmest thanks to the SCI for organising the awards dinner and to Professor Maitland for enlightening his audience on solving the ‘energy trilemma’ (energy security, energy equity (accessibility and affordability), and environmental sustainability), during his Leverhulme lecture.”