Congratulations to Susan – Karen Burt Award 2018 winner

The IFE is delighted to announce the winner of the Karen Burt Award 2018 as the candidate nominated by the Institution: Susan Deeny CEng MIFireE of Ove Arup & Partners.

This prestigious annual award for a newly chartered woman engineer, now in its 20th year, recognises the candidate’s excellence and potential in the practice of engineering; highlights the importance of Chartered status; as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.

Susan is currently a Senior Fire Engineer at Ove Arup & Partners.

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Women engineering students invited to conference

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Student Conference takes place at the University of Warwick next month with the theme of Building Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The conference supports young women to progress in engineering and allied sectors by providing access to employer perspectives, development opportunities and networking. It is an annual two-day event which brings together around 150 students, academics and early-mid career engineers and colleagues.

The conference takes place on 23rd – 24th November 2018. For full information or to purchase tickets click here.

Madeleine Jones of Sellafield Ltd wins WES’s Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

The Women’s Engineering Society is delighted to announce the winner of the Karen Burt Award 2017 as the candidate nominated by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Madeleine Jones of Sellafield Ltd. This prestigious annual award for a newly chartered woman engineer, now in its 19th year, recognises the candidate’s excellence and potential in the practice of engineering, highlights the importance of Chartered status, as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.

Madeleine Jones is currently Deputy Operations Manager, Legacy Ponds & Silos for Sellafield Ltd.

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Obituary: Professor Margaret Law MBE BSc CEng FIFireE FSFPE

We are sad to announce the death of Margaret Law, peacefully at her home in London, on 27th August 2017.

Margaret was born in London and graduated in physics and mathematics from the University of London (BSc). She joined the Fire Research Station in the UK in 1952, and over 20 years established herself as one of the world’s leading fire scientists, carrying out research into many aspects of fire behaviour and its effects on building materials and structures. She also became involved in the application of these research results in Building Regulations, Codes of Practice, and design guides. Particular areas of her research included ignition and fire dynamics, heat radiation from fires and requirements for building separation, as well as structural fire behaviour.

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Women in the Fire Service (WFS) National Training and Development Weekend, 16-18 June 2017

Women in the Fire Service UK will be hosting an annual training and development weekend on 16-18 of June 2017 at The Fire Service College (FSC), Moreton-in-Marsh.

The theme this year will be ‘when women support each other, incredible things happen’ and applications from everyone in the fire and rescue service are welcome.

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