Outstanding women in science, engineering and technology supported by The University of Northampton
Published Monday 6th June 2011
The UK’s leading authority on aircraft noise has won an award for excellence, presented and sponsored by The University of Northampton.
Tricia Goodchild, from the University's School of Science and Technology, recently attended the UKRC's Women of Outstanding Achievement awards to present Professor Dame Ann Dowling with an award for Inspiration and Leadership (Academia and Research).
Professor Dowling became the first woman to be appointed to a professorship in the Engineering Department at Cambridge and much of her success has been achieved in aeronautics, a branch of engineering where female representation is particularly low.
Professor Dowling is a vital role model in a male-dominated industry and even helped Concorde to become airborne. At The University of Northampton we are passionate about supporting women in engineering, so we were delighted to sponsor these awards and align ourselves with the outstanding impact and contribution women are making the fields of science, engineering and technology.
We are rightly proud of the work here in Northampton that we do with girls and women, and are committed to encouraging future generations of women to follow careers in these male dominated fields.Tricia Goodchild
This is the sixth UKRC's Women of Outstanding Achievement awards, which pulls together an annual collection of photographic portraits to celebrate outstanding contemporary women from the science, engineering and technology sectors. These women are regarded as an inspiration to others to represent the successes and achievements of women in these sectors.