May 12, 2009, 5:24 AM
Gambian students are being encouraged to consider applying for the £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
The prize is a new global engineering reward for an individual or team of up to three people of any nationality who are responsible for groundbreaking innovation in engineering.
The British High Commission in Banjul said the nominations for the prize can be from any country in the world and nomination is open until 14 September 2012.
The first winner of the £1million prize will be selected by a distinguished and eminent panel of judges from across the world.
The prize will be presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in Spring of 2013.
During the search for a winner, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering will discover and celebrate stories of engineering success, raise the international public profile of engineering and inspire new generations of engineers to take up the challenges of the future.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the prize website: www.qeprize.org, for more details.