Women engineers and technologists awarded by The IET


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The IET celebrates women in engineering and technology

The IET celebrates women in engineering and technology

 March 20, 2017

Three prestigious awards for impressive women

The IET's prestigious and forward-thinking set of awards takes place annually to celebrate and recognise the very best early career female engineers today. They are open to early career professionals (aged 18-35) currently working in the UK. The three awards on offer are:

  • Young Woman Engineer of the Year award
  • Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices
  • Women's Engineering Society (WES) Prize.

Celebrating and awarding women engineers and technologists is important for many reasons. It raises visibility, challenges bias, provides inspirational role models and also recognises the companies that support women's advancement. Winners are announced at a glamorous ceremony in London in December with inspiring speakers and fantastic networking opportunities. Learn more about these annual awards and how you can get involved. 


The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award

The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards honour exceptional women working in engineering and technology in the UK. These awards not only promote fantastic young female engineers and their achievements to date, but also vitally raise awareness of the shortage of female engineers in the UK (making up just 11% of the engineering and technology workforce currently), and help challenge the existing stereotypes which have contributed to this skills shortage.

IET searches for a dynamic young engineer who represents the very best of the engineering profession. She's a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player. She should be an
inspiration to her colleagues and have the charisma and personality to inspire others to follow in her footsteps. Review full details about The Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award and get ready to enter next year!

Deadline: Entries open each year
Details: The Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award


Apply for the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices

Awarded to an outstanding female engineering apprentice who has made a contribution within the workplace beyond the realms of her normal duties and demonstrated dynamism in her
approach to the solution of engineering problems. A real team player, she will be seen as an all-rounder who will act as an enthusiastic role model to potential engineering apprentices.

Details: Mary George Memorial prize for apprentices


Women’s Engineering Society Award encourages inspiration about STEM

Awarded to a young female engineer who is able to engage and inspire young people’s involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She wants to attract young people into engineering and may already have some experience of doing this, and is interested in the challenges women face in maintaining their career in engineering. The Women’s Engineering Society Prize is awarded to a young female engineer who is able to engage and inspire young people’s involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and is awarded at the Young Woman Engineer Awards in London organised by the IET. 

Details: Women's Engineering Society Award


Further opportunities for support and recognition

There are many opportunities to apply for The IET's excellent annual programme of awards, medals and scholarships.

Apply for the IET's Scholarships Award

Scholarships, bursaries, grants and awards for students and apprentices.  Find out more about the range of financial support via The IET's Scholarships Awards.

Details: Scholarships Award


The IET's Apprentice and Technician of the Year Award

These awards are to recognise individuals who stand out from their peers and have made noteworthy achievements in their area of expertise. Individuals who are role models to others and are passionate about promoting engineering to the world. There are thrtee awards:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Technician of the Year
  • Armed Forces technician of the Year

Details: Apprentice and Technician of the Year Award


The IET's Achievement Medals

Do you know you can nominate someone who has inspired you for an IET Achievement Award? It could be someone you work with, or even someone you’ve never actually spoken to - but who has demonstrated real brilliance in the field of engineering. With an improved nomination form, it will now take just 10 minutes to tell the IET about what makes them great. Also note for most awards, your chosen nominee does not even have to be a member. Help the IET reward greatness and please take just 10 minutes to recognise someone’s great achievements today.

Details: IET's Medals 


Young Woman Engineer of the Year award winners are impressive

Dr Ozak Esu, an Electrical Engineer at Cundall wonthe IET Mike Sargeant Award for Young Professional and then became an IET Young Woman Engineer Award winner.

 

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