Yasmin Ali - an operations engineer from E.ON has been announced as the winner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize.
Twenty five year-old Yasmin Ali, originally from Southwell, is an Operations Engineer at E.ON in London. Yasmin began her engineering career seven years ago when she decided to study Chemical Engineering at Nottingham University, and after graduating she completed the two year E.ON Engineering and Leadership graduate scheme where she worked in coal and gas fired power stations in the UK as well as on business expansion in Istanbul, Turkey.
In March 2012, Yasmin joined E.ON Exploration and Production as an Operations engineer, taking part in and leading a variety of projects for oil and gas assets in the UK North Sea. The projects she looks after range from working out power requirements and purchasing a power unit for an offshore gas platform, to figuring out the optimum way to flow a new gas well.
Alongside her engineering work, Yasmin dedicates much of her time to promoting engineering careers through attending and presenting at schools and arranging work experience placements for students with her company.
The WES Prize was awarded at the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards, which took place at The Pullman Hotel on 5 December 2013. Now in its 37th year, these awards honour the very best young female engineers working in the UK, and seek to highlight the achievements of women in engineering and encourage others to enter the profession. The WES Prize was set up to reward an outstanding woman engineer who has encouraged young people's involvement in STEM, and as the winner of this award, Yasmin will become an ambassador for the profession, encouraging more females to consider engineering as a career. Yasmin joined five other finalists at ceremony where she walked away with a trophy, a certificate and cheque for £750.
Dr Carol Marsh, WES President said "We are delighted to see Yasmin win this WES Award, and we really look forward to working with her over the coming year. Yasmin will be a fantastic role model and will act as our ambassador on a number of occasions throughout the year, and we really encourage her to make the most of the oportunity to spread the word about the excitement of engineering through her position as WES prize winner. She has already achieved a huge amount in her career to-date, and should be very proud of her work."