LONDON, January 11 /PRNewswire/ --

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

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

The main prize, the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year, went to an electrical engineering programme co-ordinator with power company E.ON. Another winner began her career working on some of the world's most popular toys.

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.

As well as working for E.ON the Young Woman Engineer of the Year Alice Delahunty also helps support engineering students at Loughborough University.

Mamta Singhal, who landed the prestigious WES Prize, began her engineering career as a creative development engineer for toy manufacture Hasbro helping produce a range of hugely popular toys including Action Man(TM) and Shrek 2(TM) and is now studying and teaching.

Lisa-Marie is an Explosion Safety Engineer working for the explosion prevention safety provider Epsilon.

An advanced apprentice with BT Wholesale, Victoria featured in a national advertising campaign for BT to attract more female apprentices.

Kamlah Kew is a traffic control engineer with Transport for London.

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.

McGill continued: "This year's IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year competition has attracted hundreds of high calibre candidates, which is clearly representative the impressive quality of young women now following successful careers in engineering. However, the IET is concerned that only 5.4 per cent of the UK's engineers are women(1) and more needs to be done to show that engineering provides an excellent career choice with many great opportunities.

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About The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The Institution provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas and promotes the positive role of Science, Engineering and Technology in the world.

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(1) (Source: ONS (2006) Quarterly Labour Force Survey July to September 2006).

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