Ying Wan Loh’s presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
This talk is aimed at young people who might be considering engineering as a career. I will talk about my (sometimes not very straightforward) journey into engineering. I will share some of the exciting projects I have worked on, from space drilling to jet engines, and paint a picture of what engineering looks like in the 21st century.
Ying Wan Loh won the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year in 2019. She was also listed on EW BrightSparks and Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe. She completed her MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management at the University of Cambridge and BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Design Engineering at the University of Glasgow. As a passionate STEM ambassador, she featured in the media such as Sky TV, BBC East Midlands, BBC Derby Radio, LBC News and several podcasts to promote diversity in STEM.