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IET names UK's top young women engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has named the UK's top young women engineers in its Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.

The awards, which this year celebrate their 30th anniversary, are the most prestigious of their type within the engineering profession and recognise success and talent among women engineers.

The main prize, the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year, went to Alice Delahunty, an electrical engineering programme co-ordinator with power company E.ON who also helps support engineering students at Loughborough University.

Robin McGill, chief executive of the IET said: "I would like to congratulate all the winners on their fantastic achievements, they all show a great enthusiasm and dedication towards engineering and
technology and are passionate about their jobs and committed to demonstrating this to others. They are great role models for other young women considering a role in engineering."

The winners are:

- Alice Delahunty, age 26 from Nottingham, won the 2007 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. Alice works for E.ON

- Mamta Singhal, age 27 from East Kilbride, Glasgow won the Women's Engineering Society (WES) Prize. Mamta is currently studying and teaching at Strathclyde University

- Lisa-Marie Martin, age 25 from Wrexham, North Wales won the Mary George Memorial Prize. Lisa-Marie works for Epsilon.

- Victoria Nicholson, age 20 from Colchester scooped the 2007 IET Young Woman Engineering Apprentice of the Year award. Victoria works for BT.

- Kamlah Kew, age 28 from London won a special merit prize for her engineering skills. Kamlah works for Transport for London.

The 2008 Atkins Inspire Awards, organised by Construction News for women working in construction, will be launched later this month. Email enquiries to

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