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WISE CHOICE

Una McQuaid has been named winner of the 2000 Karen Burt Memorial Award. The award is made to a newly chartered female engineer who has contributed to the promotion of the engineering profession.

The award commemorates the life and work of Dr Karen Burt, an eminent physicist and tireless campaigner for the recruitment and retention of women in science and engineering, who died in 1997. McQuaid, pictured above with Women's Engineering Society president Dr Nicole Rockliff and right with Karen Burt's father Professor Cyril Hilsum CBE, was nominated for the award by the ICE for her involvement with the graduates and students national committee and her work in improving links with schools and universities. She wins £400 and a free membership of the WES.

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