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Robinson Graduate wins prestigious Sir George Nelson Prize in Applied Mechanics

Michael Stevens (Engineering, 2019) has been awarded the Sir George Nelson Prize, which is given annually to the candidate in the IIB examination who has shown the greatest distinction in Applied Mechanics.

Dr Jossy Sayir, Robinson Fellow and Michael’s Director of Studies, said of his former student:

"Michael is a star. There is no other way to put it. After a strong start and despite the setbacks of the pandemic that affected him as much as they affected all of our students, Michael has gone from strength to strength and finished his studies as the top mechanical engineer in his year and one of the top students at the department across all engineering disciplines. I am immensely proud to have had the privilege of having him as a student at Robinson College".

Speaking about winning the prize this year, Michael said:

"There are many students at Cambridge who are geniuses or extremely hard working, however I am neither. Despite this, working consistently throughout the years has allowed me to achieve greater feats than what I could have possibly imagined. With the guidance of Jossy, my brilliant Director of Studies, and the continued support of Robinson College, I have graduated and earned my BA and MEng with results that I am extremely proud of. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way who made this achievement possible".

Well done Michael!