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College student is Young Woman Engineer of the Year Finalist
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Pembrokeshire College engineering student, Ellie Wilson has made it through to the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Finals 2017.
One of the youngest finalists, twenty-one year old Ellie, an Engineering apprentice with SemLogistics was selected as one of just ten young female engineers to make it through the initial stages. Following shortlisting, Ellie was invited to London in early September to give a presentation to a judging panel of female engineering professionals including Naomi Climer, the first female President of the IET.
Now in the top six, Ellie’s presentation focused on her current job role at SemLogistics where she works as an Instrumentation and Control Technician as well as her work to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to young people across Pembrokeshire.
Following the presentation, Ellie was part of a photoshoot at Rankin Studios who were commissioned to create a series of shots dubbed ‘Portrait of an Engineer’ to help dispel the public’s idea of what a typical engineer looks like.
To help them in their mission to change the perception of engineers, the IET were looking for young, dynamic female engineers who are passionate about what they do. They are looking for an individual who is an inspiration to her colleagues and has the charisma and personality to inspire others to follow in her footsteps – all characteristics that Ellie has in abundance.
The 2017 winner of this highly esteemed award will be announced on the 7th December at IET London: Savoy Place, London by columnist, science and technology TV presenter and Cambridge Engineering graduate Carol Vorderman.
Good luck Ellie