Jun 6, 2023
Picture: Last year's winner Ama Frimpong
The IET (Institution for Engineering & Technology) is searching for brilliant women in STEM as the deadline for their Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards approaches. The awards celebrate women working in modern engineering and aims to find role models who can help address the UK science and engineering skills crisis by promoting engineering careers to more girls and women.
Former winners include Dr Ciara McGrath, a lecturer in in aerospace systems at the University of Manchester, Ella Podmore, materials engineer for McLaren Automotive, Ying Wan Loh, manufacturing engineer at Rolls-Royce and Sophie Harker, aerodynamics & performance engineer for BAE Systems.
Ama Frimpong, Head of Product Development at 52 North Health won the 2022 YWE Award. Ama manages the company’s engineering teams in the development of NeutroCheck®. NeutroCheck is a low-cost, portable device that helps identify people living with cancer who are at risk of neutropenic sepsis - a life-threatening medical emergency occurring in immunosuppressed chemotherapy patients.
She said: “The IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards are all about celebrating the achievements of women engineers and shining a light on the work they’re doing to make a difference in the world, so to be named the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year is such an honour, and it means so much to me.”
The main award goes to a dynamic young engineer who represents the very best of engineering. She’s a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player. The Young Woman Engineer of the Year should be an inspiration to her colleagues and, just as importantly, have the charisma and personality to inspire others to follow in her footsteps.
All winners are STEM role models, who are passionate about changing their own lives and changing others too.
Entry deadline: 3 July 2023.
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