Hi! My name is Toni McLaughlin. I am in my fifth (and final!) year studying an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. Currently I am based in Bristol working for GKN Aerospace on my industrially sponsored Masters’ Project.
I am passionate about ethical and environmentally conscious engineering methods to ensure global responsibility is at the forefront of all engineering practices and hope to follow the path of aviation propulsion design – taking a sustainable approach to better the planet we live on.
Additionally, I hope to play a small role in encouraging females to pursue their passions especially within the field of engineering and therefore have been involved with the WES affiliated society at my university, FemEng during the entirety of my university career and I am honoured to be continuing as Chair of the WES UGB (University Groups Board) for a second year.
My goals for this year are to continue to build on the great relationships between all of the boards (the ECB and APB), and collaborate and support each other whether that is promoting or attending each others’ events. I am also keen to enable ‘safe-spaces’ for the board members to speak freely and support our members, but also share knowledge and experiences between more experienced WES affiliated societies and newly established societies – aiding committee members but also general members of the societies.