Beating the competition; making a difference in Motorsport - National Women in Engineering Day

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23 June 2015 18:00 - 20:30
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Have you ever considered a career in Motorsport?

Would you like to hear from the professionals what a thrilling, challenging and truly rewarding career the Motorsport industry could hold for you?

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is proud to welcome a host of motorsport professionals including engineers, drivers, students and team managers to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day. At this event you will be able to share experiences, make new contacts and hear about the wide range of career paths the motorsport engineering industry has to offer.

The evening will begin with short presentations from 3 groups of young inspirational female engineers from the following motorsport challenges:

Formula Student, F1 in Schools and the World Solar Challenge.

Then Jennie Gow, BBC Radio 5 Live F1 Presenter, will host the panel of Motorsport professionals asking them about their greatest engineering challenges and how overcoming this gave them a competitive edge.


17.00 – 18.30 Registration and refreshments

18:30 – 18:40 Introduction by Jennie Gow, BBC Radio 5 Live F1 Presenter

18:40 – 18:55 Presentations by:

  • Rachael Matthews - Scrutineering Engineer, Colossus F1, World Champions of F1 in Schools

  • Helen Jarman - Team Manager, Evolution F1 in Schools Team UK Champions

  • Aurelia Hibbert - Master of Engineering Student Cambridge University Eco Racing

  • Hannah Sugrue - University of Warwick Engineering Student, 50,000th Formula Student Competitor

19:00 – 20:00 Engineering panel discussion:

  • Leena Gade – Race engineer, Audi Sport and Formula Student Ambassador

  • Bernadette Collins – Performance and Strategy Engineer – Sahara Force India Formula One Team

  • Gemma Hatton - Data Engineer, Paras Racing BTCC & Technical Writer for Racecar Engineering Magazine

20: 00 – 20:30 Q&A

National Women in Engineering Day was established the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

The aim is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.

Price: Free to attend – Please register at


Jennie Gow: BBC Radio 5 Live F1 Presenter Leena Gade: Race Engineer, Audi Sport Bernadette Collins: Performance & Strategy Engineer, Sahara Force India F1 Gemma Hatton: Data Engineer, Paras Racing BTCC


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