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WES ‘best newly qualified chartered engineer’ award winner is announced

03 October 2012

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has announced the winner of the 2012 Karen Burt Award for the best newly qualified chartered engineer. 

Kate Cooksey

Kate Cooksey from the Institution of Civil Engineers is the winner of the 2012 Karen Burt Award for the best newly qualified chartered engineer.

Kate is a tunnelling engineer employed by UK construction and infrastructure business Morgan Sindall, currently working on the Crossrail project. She has had an outstanding career to-date having been recognised on a number of occasions already for her contributions to engineering.

A graduate in Civil Engineering from Cardiff University, Kate has been actively involved since her student days in the set-up of student and graduate groups to promote civil and tunnelling engineering, notably setting up the British Tunnelling Society Young Members Committee in 2008.

In recognition of her achievements, Kate made the 2012 Management Today 35 Women Under 35 List, was a finalist of the Women of the Future Awards – Science and Technology Category – in 2009, and a finalist of the NCE Graduate Awards 2008.

The Karen Burt Award will be presented on October 16 2012 at the Ada Lovelace Live! event in London – an evening of entertainment in celebration of women in STEM, which takes place at the IET London, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL, starting at 6.30pm. Tickets are £10 each and £5 for students (on sale here) - all are welcome.


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