ECSA Award Goes to Summa Cum Laude Mechanical Engineer
A stellar academic career, is how one would describe the achievements of Mr Lance Oom whilst at UKZN. Oom graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering’s graduation ceremony. Oom was also announced as the proud recipient of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) award for best student in 2015.
Upon entering UKZN in his first year of study, Oom received both the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the LC Robinson Scholarship. His love for Mathematics and Physics at secondary school level encouraged him to pursue an Engineering degree. During his high school career Oom was always assisted by his uncle, who was his role model, on various projects and assignments. Taking his lead from his uncle, a Chemical Engineer by profession, he decided to pursue an Engineering degree.
He describes his journey while completing his degree as challenging yet rewarding. ‘Graduating summa cum laude feels fantastic!’ said Oom.
Oom is not lost to UKZN as he is now pursuing his Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering.