At Thornton Tomasetti, we aim to nurture young talent, both in and outside of the office. We are therefore delighted to be supporting Abigail Mason, a summer intern in Aberdeen, Scotland, as she takes part in the 2019 Târgu Mures ETU Aquathlon European Championships in Romania this Friday as a member of the British Triathlon team. Abigail will be competing in the 20-24 age group of the aquathlon, a two-stage race consisting of swimming and running.
To make it into the European Championships, Abigail had to achieve qualifying times at a UK triathlon or aquathlon event, which she did at the Tranent Sprint Triathlon 2018. There, she finished first female, with a time of 11.41 in the 750m swim and 21:29 in the 5K run. Abigail doesn’t just excel at sport. She has been earning top marks at the University of St Andrews, where she just completed her second year studying mathematics. She has had to balance her coursework with the significant amount of training required to qualify for the European Aquathlon Championships. Competing in triathlons for the past seven years, she has taken part in the British University Championships as well as other inter-university triathlons. During her school years, she was a member of the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad, competed for Scotland at the World Schools Championships, and took part in the Scottish Nationals for swimming. The European Championships is her highest level competition to date.
Last summer, Abigail worked in our Aberdeen office, and she will be joining us again this year. She supported our thermofluids and technical safety teams on a number of projects, including CFD analysis of structural wind loading, CFD turbulence modelling of a helicopter landing deck, and assessment of the frequencies of ignited leaks from a pipeline riser on an offshore wellhead platform.
We are delighted to be supporting Abigail in her academic and professional development as well as providing assistance with costs associated with her participation in the Aquathlon European Championships. We will be cheering her on as she competes on behalf of Great Britain this Friday!
— Dr. Saffron Wyse, senior project engineer, Aberdeen, Scotland
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