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Scholarship win for former student Paul Williams


25 May 2006

Paul Williams preparing a test specimen for his undergraduate thesis
Paul Williams preparing a test specimen for his undergraduate thesis

The Association of Consulting Structural Engineers (ACSE) has just announced that the winner of the ACSE 2005 Student Scholarship, is Mr Paul Williams, a final year student from last year, based his thesis, "Rectangular Hollow Section Base Plate Connections subject to Uplift". The thesis was co-supervised by Gianluca Ranzi and Tim Wilkinson. This thesis project was partially sponsored by Smorgon Steel Tube Mills.

Each university in NSW was asked to put forward its best thesis in the structural engineering field, and Pauls's was judged the best by a panel of leading practitioners.

The Scholarship comprises work experience in three different overseas structural consulting engineering firms over a six week period with airfares paid and $6,000 living expenses provided.