On 15 December, 2015, the Cleveland Scientific Institution, jointly with the Cleveland Institution of Engineers, hosted a public lecture by Dr Andrew Shovlin, Chief Race Engineer for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team.This event was held at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium of Yarm School, and was attended by over 700 members, dignitaries and visitors. Dr Shovlin spoke on the design and engineering of the Mercedes F1 car. Earlier in the day, Dr Shovlin met with 5th & 6th formers of Conyers School, Yarm, at which he was a pupil. He then went on to read Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University where he gained his PhD. He joined Ross Brawn in achieving the 2009 World Constructors' Championship, and now with Mercedes F1 has been part of winning the 2014 and 2015 Championships. He has supported Jenson Button, Michael Schumacher, and now recently Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg in their racing careers.
The opportunity was taken at this event to present the 2015 James Winship Jackson Award to Hannah Benton, studying a part-time degree in Mechanical Engineering at Teesside University. Pictured here with Andrew and Dr Paul Shelton, current CSI President.