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Georgina is awarded Undergraduate Female Engineer of the Year

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Georgina is awarded Undergraduate Female Engineer of the Year

Georgina Edwards - award

Georgina Edwards (2019)

Congratulations to Old Peterite Georgina who this week has been awarded Undergraduate Female Engineer of the Year 2021.

Georgina is currently studying Product Design Engineering at Loughborough University and is in her second year. She is part of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) at Loughborough, who hold annual awards to celebrate female Engineers at the University and can demonstrate potential to become future leaders in the sector.

Georgina had to apply to be considered for the awards, and along with a written supporting case and CV, had to create a short video to showcase ‘Engineering at Home’.

The video features Georgina demonstrating how to build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower, aimed at young children to introduce them to engineering principals and help inspire the engineers of the future! 

The entries were judged by the Chair of the Loughborough WES committee, the Deans of the Engineering Schools and the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching. Comments on Georgina’s winning entry included praise for her video as fun and educational, and could be carried out by anyone at home. Georgina was also praised for her voluntary roles at the University including her work as a Department Ambassador and leadership skills as the Chair of the Recreational Sport Executive Team.

“It was amazing to be selected as the winner of the award, I wasn’t expecting it at all! It is a great pleasure to be recognised as a leading female engineer at Loughborough.”