SANJAY MORTIMER FOUNDATION RISING STAR AWARD
TCT are delighted to be collaborating for the second year with the Sanjay Mortimer Foundation (SMF) to present the Sanjay Mortimer Foundation Rising Star Award. After such a successful inaugural year, we are pleased to continue to support this award, which will recognise an up-and-coming neurodivergent young person who has the potential to contribute greatly towards the engineering Industry.
The winning entrant will receive a mod0 3D printer, with custom artwork, from the extremely talented BrendonBuilds, renowned within the community for pushing innovation boundaries.
Along with the printer the winning entrant will have the opportunity to become an SMF Star, providing access to grants, training and more.
ABOUT THE SANJAY MORTIMER FOUNDATION
Neurodivergent minds have been shown to be associated with creativity, innovation, and risk-taking, all of which are critical skills for engineers to tackle the challenges of the future. Despite this, they remain highly underrepresented in engineering degrees, which makes them significantly less likely to enter engineering careers.
Now a registered charity, the SMF aims to help these neurodiverse individuals, interested in engineering and making, realise where their talents and strengths lie. Enabling them to shape their perceived belief in their engineering abilities, thus building self-esteem and increasing interest in engineering. Find out more about the SMF at
WINNER OF THE SMF RISING STAR AWARD 2023
Zac's application demonstrated that despite the challenges of his neurodiversity, he has found solace and joy exploring engineering and design, having consistently delivered outstanding results that showcase his technical skill, innovation and creative thinking, and is using his unique perspective to bring fresh and invaluable qualities to the field of engineering.
As the winning entrant Zac will receive a Prusa 3D printer to help support his journey into Engineering, plus the opportunity to become an SMF Star, providing access to grants, training and more. During his acceptance speech, 16 year old Zac thanked all the support he has received from his school teachers as well as thanking Sanjay specifically for his incredible influence and inspiration.