Arkwright Scholar and Alumnae in Top 50 Female Engineers Under the Age of 35

30 June 2017

The Daily Telegraph and the Women’s Engineering Society recently announced the “Top 50 Women in Engineering Aged Under 35” . We are delighted to say that two of these acclaimed engineers are Arkwright Scholarship alumnae, and one is a current Arkwright Scholar:

  • Elizabeth Waterman, Arkwright Scholar 2005-2007, whose Scholarship was sponsored by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Elizabeth is now a Senior Engineer at PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd
  • Abi Bush, Arkwright Scholar 2007-2009, whose Scholarship was sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc. Abi now works in Global Engineering Support for Field Ready
  • Lauren Shea, Arkwright Scholar 2016 – present, currently studying at Alton Convent School and whose Scholarship is sponsored by Surrey Satellite Technology

Another engineer on the list, Abbie Hutty of Airbus, inspired the new Arkwright Scholars with her enthralling presentation at our 2014 national Awards Ceremonies.


Arkwright Chief Executive, Dr Martin Thomas said “Congratulations to all 50 of these dynamic, high-potential engineers. With three Arkwright alumnae and Scholars in the list, it’s great to see proof that Arkwright does ‘exactly what we say on the tin’ – creating future leaders of the Engineering profession. Already 28% of our Scholars are female, and motivational activities such as this list from WES and The Daily Telegraph can only help the Arkwright Scholarships Trust as we strive for one third of our Scholars being female within the next few years.”


Elizabeth Waterman at work at PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd





Lauren Shea receiving her Arkwright Engineering Scholarship in 2016.