Engineer urges females to enter top competition

A young engineer living in Scarborough is calling on her fellow female experts to follow in her footsteps and enter a prestigious engineering award.

Sunday, 8th March 2020, 2:26 am
Samantha Magowan won the 2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Mary George Memorial Prize.

Samantha Magowan won the 2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices at the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards in December. As an Applications Engineer at Dale Power Solutions, she works out customers exact requirements and puts together quotes and specifications.

Now she is calling on her fellow young female engineers in Scarborough and the rest of the UK to enter the 2020 Awards which are open for entry.

The awards celebrate women working in modern engineering – and aim to help change the perception that engineering is predominantly a career for men by banishing outdated engineering stereotypes of hard hats and dirty overalls.

Samantha said: “Winning the Mary George Memorial Prize was such an amazing experience. The process meant I got to meet so many amazing women who are excelling in their fields and it has really pushed me to go on and strive for success.

“It was an honour to win and be made a role model for other girls to see and consequently consider engineering as a career. Only by having role models though schemes like YWE, will people realise the amazing opportunities available to them through STEM.”

Visit https://conferences.theiet.org/ywe/ to find out more information. Deadline for entries is Sunday, July 5.