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Projecting success

RAISING THE profile - and number - of women in engineering is the goal of 25th Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award for which nominations are new required.

The national award, organised by the Institution of Incorporated Engineers and sponsored by the Caroline Haslett Memorial Trust, is the most prestigious national award for women engineers in the UK.

The winner will receive a cash prize for £1,000 and a silver rosebowl, at a ceremony held in London in October. The runner-up receives the IBM-sponsored Women into Science and Engineering prize of £600.

Last year Leeds design engineer Clare Roberts took the top award, and has since travelled the country, acting as a role model to attract women into a profession where they are considerably under-represented.

But the search for the 2002 winner is now on. She will be a technically excellent engineer who has charisma and is able to project success in the media, at public events, and in visits to schools and colleges.

In addition, the Ford WISE prize is awarded to female engineering students in their penultimate year at university or college.

INFOPLUS Contact the IIE (020) 7836 3357 or visit www. iie. org. uk

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