First Svedala educational award for mineral processing
James Henry, a third-year minerals engineering student at the Camborne School of Mines, has won the first Svedala Educational Award for Minerals Processing for his presentation based on a project at Satellite Goldfields in Ghana. The award is one of a series of three presented by Svedala to talented students at three further education colleges in England, on the subjects of materials handling, recycling and minerals processing.
Each award is made on the basis of a full presentation of an original paper forming part of the student's normal coursework, but on a topic of relevance to Svedala's operations. Shortlisted students are judged by a panel which includes representatives from the relevant professional association.
The runners-up were Warwick Copeman, for a project based on work at Moons Hill Quarry near Shepton Mallet, and Chantelle Tomkin, for a project with WBB Devon China Clays at Newton Abbot.
All the finalists received a cheque from Mike Prouse, Svedala Ltd's regional manager for the South-West, who congratulated the students on the very high standard of their presentations.
The 1999 Svedala Materials Handling Award, administered by Doncaster College, was made last October to Mark Sacker, whose presentation entitled 'The control of fines' was based on his work with Singleton Birch.
The next Svedala award, the Recycling Award 2000, will be made to a student at the University of Northampton in June and will be presented at the Recycling 2000 exhibition in September.