23 June 2017
International Women in Engineering Day takes place on 23 June annually. This day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers.

The day is organised by the Women's Engineering Society and is very much supported by the Engineering Department of Lancaster University. This year we are proud to announce the establishment of a new undergraduate prize to celebrate academic excellence in our undergraduate cohort of female engineering students.

 Elekta Prize for Best Female Engineering Student  

Engineering needs a diverse workforce, drawn from a variety of backgrounds, so as to deliver continued innovation and progress. As women continue to be under represented across the engineering sector, the Engineering Department and Elekta have established a new academic Prize to celebrate the academic excellence of female engineering students studying at the University and promote engineering careers to potential female students. The Elekta Prize will comprise a monetary award and a Prize Certificate. The Prize is sponsored by Elekta, who employ engineers and scientists in the design and manufacture of radiotherapy systems for the world-wide healthcare sector. 

 Elekta Prize Citation 

The Elekta Prize will be awarded for academic excellence demonstrated by a female student registered on an undergraduate engineering degree at Lancaster University. Students registered on any of year of study, on a full-time or part-time basis of study, will be eligible for the award. 

This year’s winner is Laura Gould (featured above), MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering student.

For INWED2017, lots of campaigns and competitions are running on the day, and full details available at www.inwed.org.uk. Please show your support for the day by using the hashtag #INWED2017