Congratulations to EDA Alumna, Victoria Roots, named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2017

Congratulations to EDA Alumna, Victoria Roots, Senior Systems Engineer with BAE Systems in Rochester, who has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2017. The award recognises Victoria’s contribution as a role model who provides inspiration to other women engineers.

The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), features the UK’s top rising female stars of engineering chosen from more than 500 nominations. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry and the huge discrepancy between the number of men vs women currently in Engineering professions, to change perceptions and encourage young women to consider Engineering as a viable and rewarding career.

Victoria graduated from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts at the University of Kent in 2009 with a 1st class BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Communications Engineering. She moved into teaching ICT at a secondary school for three years until deciding to move back into the engineering field. She joined the Graduate Program at BAE Systems in Kent in 2012 as a Graduate Systems Engineer. During the Graduate scheme, Victoria took on extra assignments as Early Careers Coordinator and Univeristy of Kent Campus Manager. By raising the profile of the BAE Systems Rochester site within the local area and encouraging young people into engineering, she was awarded the Graduate Community Achievement Award in 2014. She completed the Graduate scheme in 2014 and is currently a Senior Systems Engineer.