17 February 2011
Chemical engineering students set for sport
Over 1000 chemical engineering students will travel to Nottingham, UK next week to compete in the 2011 Frank Morton sports day.
Nottingham University hosts the annual gathering of students for sporting competition, fun and networking on 22 February. The sports day attracts participants from all over the UK and is followed by a lively social programme in the city centre.
The event is named after the late Frank Morton, a prominent professor of chemical engineering, who taught at both Birmingham University and the University of Manchester. His love of sport and his connections at both universities led him to organise the first sports day. The competition, which began as a football match between the two departments, has steadily grown in size and last year the event went international with the first ever Frank Morton sports day in Malaysia.
IChemE communications manager Matt Stalker said: “Having competed at the event in previous years, I know how enjoyable and competitive it is. Participants get the chance to meet other chemical engineering students from all over the UK and employees from the event’s sponsor organisations.”
Supporting companies such as Conoco Philips, Reckitt Benckiser, British Sugar and British Gypsum will all be present as teams from over 20 universities and companies compete to win the prestigious Frank Morton trophy.
Follow @NikkyIChemE on twitter for all the latest scores and results on the day #FMUK2011.