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The WES Prize

The WES Prize

The Women’s Engineering Society Prize is awarded to a young female engineer who is able to engage and inspire young people’s involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and is awarded at the Young Woman Engineer Awards in London organised by the IET.

Young Woman Engineer Award evening, 3 December 2015, IET London, Savoy Place. Book here.

The winner of this award receives a cheque for £750, a certificate, and the chance to represent the Women's Engineering Society for a year. The winner will be invited to participate in WES' activities and will also represent WES and the IET at school events and women’s engineering network events throughout the year.  These opportunities will offer excellent networking opportunities with influential people and raise your profile within the engineering industry. The shortlisted candidates are:

  • Ashleigh Sumner: an Engineering Apprentice at Siemens currently working in the research and development department.
  • Helen Cavill: a Process Improvement Manager at M&H Plastics, currently working on automating dimensional measurement of plastic components.
  • Orla Murphy: an Audio EQ Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover - she produces exciting sound systems and features in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.
  • Emma Goulding: a Technical Apprentice (Controls) at Siemens, specialising in the Power Generation Services sector.
  • Rossella Nicolin: a Principal Structural Engineer at AECOM, working on large sports venues and stadium projects worldwide.

The 2014 winner is Lucy Ackland, Project Manager- Additive Manufacturing, Renishaw PLC. Congratulations Lucy.

See the press report here.
Lucy is a Project Manager in the Additive Manufacturing Products Division of Renishaw plc, currently working on the next generation of metal 3D printing machines.

Read more about Lucy here.

Watch a video of the 2014 finalists

Meet the previous WES Prize Winners here


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