March 8th is Women’s Day marked internationally, and a perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that there are many challenges women face in the areas of science and engineering. In order to celebrate their contribution IET is calling for submission of entries that will compete for the award given to a young female engineer every year. The award is established as a way to celebrate women in engineering and the goal is the change of perception that men are more suitable for these careers.
- The Institution of Engineer and Technology Award is designed to recognize a young woman in the field to break down the stereotype and attract gender diversity.
- The IET seeks role models to help mentor more young women because of the critical shortage of engineers in the UK.
- Past winners of the IET Young Women in Engineering Award have an international platform to expose a younger generation to the diversity of a future career in engineering.
“Ying Wan Loh, a Manufacturing Engineer at Rolls-Royce plc, won the 2019 IET YWE Award. Ying completed an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management at the University of Cambridge. During this time, she co-founded a technology start-up that developed rapidly within a year and won the CSSA UK High-Tech Entrepreneurship Bronze Award.”