Winning female engineer

Winning female engineer

A student from Newcastle Sixth Form College has been crowned the winner of a national female engineering competition.

Jennifer Olsen won the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls for her project, where she sought to develop cost effective ways of producing 3D printed prosthetic limbs.

Competing against students across the country, Jennifer, who studies A-level maths, biology and chemistry, was asked to explore engineering solutions to 21st century problems.

Run by the National Centre for Universities and Business, Talent 2030 is a campaign which aims to bring female talent into engineering and manufacturing industries.

Jennifer said: “I feel really happy to have won this award. I’m so grateful for Talent 2030 running the competition as I would never have had this amazing opportunity to exhibit my project at the Big Bang Fair.

“I felt honoured that they found my project interesting and selected me as the winner.”

As the winner, Jennifer was awarded £1,000 and Newcastle Sixth Form College will receive £500 to purchase new science equipment.

Pic: Winner of the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls, Jennifer Olsen