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Wed, 23 Jun



Engineering Superheroes Virtual STEM Event

Our wonderful host Alexandra Knight from STEMAZING will present the winning entries of our poster competition, followed by our keynote from superhero engineer Abbie Hutty, Principal Systems Engineer for the Sample Fetch Rover Mission at Airbus Defence and Space.

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Engineering Superheroes Virtual STEM Event

Time & Location

23 Jun 2021, 13:00 BST


About the event

The event will go live on 23 June on our YouTube channel via the link here 

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Our STEM learning event has been extended for a range of ages this year to celebrate creativity in engineering - we are running two poster competitions, one for students ages 8-11 and another for ages 11-14. There will be prizes for the top entries and a showcase at our virtual event.

Our competition is now closed - stay tuned to hear the shortlisted entries!

We are very excited to have Alexandra Knight from STEMAZING presenting the winning entries, and our keynote speaker Abbie Hutty, Principal Systems Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space, inspiring us all with her work at the frontier of Airbus space projects!

Alexandra Knight CEng FIMechE FWES

Alex is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE with over 15 years’ experience of working in Industry. She is the Founder of Stemazingkids – a social enterprise dedicated to inspiration and inclusion in STEM. Alex is passionate about supporting women in STEM to shine as confident, visible role models and inspire our future generations of innovators and problem-solvers. She is also a Visiting Professor with the Royal Academy of Engineering at Brunel University London and a Trustee on the Board of the Women’s Engineering Society.

Abbie Hutty CEng FIMechE MIET

Abbie was inspired to pursue a career in science and engineering by the Beagle 2 Mars lander programme, and landed her dream job working on her very own Mars mission at just 25. Now one of the country’s most experienced specialists in Mars exploration, she is passionate about science communication and outreach, striving to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by highlighting the exciting work going on today in the Space Industry and broader engineering profession. Abbie has won many awards and accolades in the course of her career including the IMechE’s Young Member of the Year, IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year, Royal Academy of Engineering Rising Star and winner the Science category prize in the Women of the Future Awards. A chartered engineer through the IMechE, and a council member for the IET, in 2016 Abbie was elected Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the youngest individual in the Institution’s 169 year history to achieve this status. This year Abbie was named as one of the BA100; a list of 100 “makers of Modern Britain” compiled by British Airways who represent the best values of modern Britain.

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