National Award for BAE lead engineer

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "National Award for BAE lead engineer", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2.



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National Award for BAE lead engineer

National Award for BAE lead engineer

Keywords: Engineering, Awards

Rachael Becconsall: 1999 young woman engineer of the year

Rachael was presented with the prestigious award at a special ceremony held in London at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) by BBC television presenter Peter Snow. The Tomorrow's World star gave 25-year-old Rachael a cheque for £1,000, a silver rose bowl and a certificate.

Runner-up and winner of the WISE/IBM prize (WISE - Women into Science and Engineering) is Emma Reynolds, a DPA (Digital Product Assembly) Electrical Toolset Development Specialist also with BAE Systems, Lancashire. Emma, 23, was originally a finalist for the Mary George Memorial Prize which is offered to younger entrants who have yet to gain the experience and responsibility required for the main award. However, the adjudicating panel felt her considerable engineering achievements to date, despite her young age, made her a more than worthy candidate for the Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award itself. Emma received a cheque for £600 donated by WISE/IBM and a certificate.

Winner of the 1999 Mary George Memorial Prize is 22-year-old April Considine, an Aircraft Design Engineer with Marshall Aerospace Limited, Cambridge. April received a cheque for £500, a silver salver and a certificate. The runner-up is Jane Stevenson, 25, a Project Planner with BAE Systems in Scotstoun, Glasgow. Jane received a cheque for £200 and a certificate.

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