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Servelec Controls awards prestigious student prize

Servelec Controls is thrilled to once again sponsor a prestigious award presented to a student of Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

The Servelec Controls award is presented to the Best Honours Project in Software Engineering. This year’s award was presented to Andrew Watt, whose family hails from Memsie, Fraserburgh.

Andrew carried out his student placement year with the Servelec Controls team in Aberdeen and built on that experience with real-time data systems to conceive an application which helps Twitter users analyse data on a specific topic in a meaningful and revealing manner.

Presenting his app to a number of companies such as IBM Israel, Deutsche Welle and Yahoo, Andrew said:

“Over the last few years there has been an explosive growth of social networks with users generating a mass of data by posting their own news, opinions and reflections using a social media conduit."

“A continual challenge for businesses in general is their ability to harvest and interpret consumer market intelligence data, which is what this app is designed to address.”

The university is home to over 16,000 students and has close links with Servelec Control’s Aberdeen office.

Andrew is just one of many students who undertake their student placements at Servelec Controls. Each year the Servelec Group provides excellent placement opportunities for around twenty students in its offices across the United Kingdom.

Division: Servelec Controls

Category: Controls, Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, students, Award, Software Engineering