This most prestigious WES award is awarded to the best newly qualified woman Chartered Engineer. It is an annual award to encourage more women to aim for and celebrate the achievement of Chartered Engineer status.
Launched on 3 November 1998 by WES, the Karen Burt Memorial Award is made annually to a newly Chartered woman in the following disciplines – engineering, applied science, IT.
The award recognizes the candidate's excellence and potential in the practice of engineering and highlights the importance of Chartered status, as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.
The prize for the award winner is £1000.
Professional Engineering Institutions are invited to nominate one candidate per Institution for this award using the nomination form which is found at http://www.wes.org.uk/content/awards-bursaries-and-grants