Postgraduate student Andrew Lynch has been awarded the John Rose Prize. The prize is awarded by King's College as a result of an annual competition open to undergraduate and graduate students in the College, for an essay explaining a scientific principle. Andrew explained freezer burn. This year there was a tie for 1st place.
A team including several members of the department also recently tied for first place in the Opera Solutions Case Study Competition. The team members were Andrew Lynch, department PhD students Amit Mulji and Saquib Sultan, Weldon Whitener, and Heather Ward. The competition is a chance for teams of up to 5 people to try consulting. Each team is given a real-life case from Opera's experience with a major real client. The students work with real anonymised data and client interviews, work through the problem, and deliver their client potential opportunities and sustainable results. The most successful teams get an opportunity to present their findings to a board of Opera consultants in London.
The team beat 31 teams from Cambridge, Oxford, and the LSE.