Skirting Science in Weston is fortunate to have engineer Lucy Ackland as our opening speaker on June 23rd 2016 at Broadoak School.
Lucy Ackland won the Women’s Engineering Society Prize in 2014. At 13 years old it was suggested that she go on a smallpiece engineering experience weekend and after this she realised she wanted to be an engineer. She Joined Renishaw at the age of 16, the company supporting her education with Lucy finally obtaining a first class degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. On top of her work, she is also a STEM ambassador, runs technology teardowns, sets and runs activities with local schools. This involves giving talks, running seminars, helping with after school engineering clubs, judging and moderating STEM club projects and volunteering with Young Engineers.