On Monday the 18th November, Redwood Technologies joined hundreds of students and guests at King’s College London for the annual School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Prize Giving Ceremony. Each year, this prestigious ceremony recognises the outstanding achievements of some of the college’s most promising young students with a select number of awards and bursaries across a wide range of categories, from the natural sciences to mathematics, informatics and engineering.
Held in the impressive surroundings of the Great Hall of the colleges King’s Building, the 2013 ceremony saw more than 60 prizes given to deserving winners. Amongst the prizes this year was the inaugural Redwood Technologies Prize for Best Performance in MSc Telecommunications and Internet Technology. Redwood Managing Director, Sean Taylor, was in attendance to present the maiden award to Idongesit Udoessen, in recognition of his outstanding overall performance on the college’s MSc Telecommunications and Internet Technology course.
Udoessien was rewarded for his hard work with a trophy bearing the college crest, as well as a personalised silver medal engraved with his name. The lucky winner is also set to receive a cash grant from the college, funded by Redwood donations, which it is hoped will support them in the next stage of their academic or professional career.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Sean Taylor commented: “It is a pleasure to be here to meet the next generation of leaders for academia and industry and to join the college in celebrating their achievements. Over the years, King’s College alumni have gone on to make some outstanding contributions in their various fields, including last year’s Nobel Prize laureates, Peter Higgs and Michael Levitt, and we hope that this award will help to inspire this latest generation to carry on that tradition. We were delighted to have been given the opportunity to support King’s with the foundation of the Redwood Prize, and we look forward to working with the college on more projects in the future.”