Award for STEM Learning’s Natalie Cheung

STEM Learning’s very own London STEM Ambassador coordinator Natalie Cheung has been chosen as the winner of the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) at the Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards Ceremony event in London.

Natalie Cheung (centre) with Mark Homans (left) and Dawn Childs (right)

The Amy Johnson Award honours individuals currently working in a non-engineering role who have made a truly remarkable achievement in furthering the diversity agenda within engineering and applied sciences. It recognises the efforts made to inspire more women to enter and/or remain in the engineering and technical professions.

Natalie, who is a member of multiple engineering committees and panels, as well as youth charity groups, said 

“I am delighted to receive this award and be part of the WES Award Ceremony. I am a proud advocate for inclusion of all groups and the event was attended by others who also push for equality in engineering.

"As part of my volunteer work to promote diversity in engineering, I have joined the Council of Women’s Engineering Society in October and look forward to working with the organisation more closely. Thank you to all who have supported my work to further diversity and to WES for recognising my efforts with this award.”

The awards, taking place in the WES’ centenary year, recognised two other individuals:

Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer
Mandy Lester, Senior Process Engineer at Atkins 
This prestigious title recognises the candidate's excellence and potential in the practice of engineering. It highlights the importance of having Chartered status, as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.
 
Men as Allies Award
Rob Sims, H&S and Signatory Management, Airbus
The WES Men as Allies Award seeks to celebrate a male engineer, or professional male working within the engineering, technical and applied sciences sectors, who has gone above the call of duty to support his female colleagues and address the gender imbalance within engineering and applied sciences in general. 
 
Dawn Childs, president of the WES, commented on the awards,

“It is so important to acknowledge and recognise success or endeavour, especially when it is for services to engineering or furthering diversity in engineering. These young engineers who have already achieved a significant professional milestone truly are the role models that will inspire the next generation of engineers!”

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