First Prince Friso Engineers Award
On Tuesday, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the first Prince Friso Engineers Award at the University of Twente.
The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), the Dutch Association of Professional Engineers, presents the award annually to engineers who excel in innovation capacity, entrepreneurship, personality and social impact.
The award this year went to Allard van Hoeken, an engineer who works at Bluewater Energy Services. He studied Mechanical Engineering.
From this year, the award is called Prince Friso Engineers Award in honor of the Prince who studied Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and from 1988 aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Delft. Prince Friso received his engineering degree in 1994, and was a member of the Royal Institute of Engineers.
Prince Friso died on August 12, 2013 after an accident occurred in February 2012 at the ski resort of Lech, Austria when he was victim of an avalanche.Filed under The Netherlands
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