Rebecca Innes named ICE Scotland’s STEM Ambassador of the Year 2023
Volunteering to inspire the next generation of civil engineers has seen Rebecca Innes named as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland’s STEM Ambassador of the Year 2023.
Ms Innes, who works for Jacobs in Inverness, has devised a number of innovative workshops for local primary and secondary schools, particularly for pupils who have Additional Support Needs, on behalf of Transport Scotland.
The award is a chance to celebrate the many Ambassadors who work to inspire young people and promote civil engineering.
Ms Innes, who is now on the shortlist for the UK Award, said: “Working as a STEM Ambassador is a part of my job I absolutely love and give my all - so being given this award is amazing and a great privilege.
“Working with the pupils continues to inspire me to develop new ideas. And so the list of activities just grows and grows.”
ICE Scotland chair Donald Bell, who was on the judging panel, commented: “Rebecca has done a fantastic job in sharing her civil engineering knowledge with young people, showing real passion and imagination. All our STEM Ambassadors are a credit to the profession, helping young people to understand the value civil engineers bring to our communities.”
Judges’ Commendation was given to Kevin Smith, Area Manager and Chartered Engineer with Waterman Aspen.
Mr Smith said he was honoured to receive this recognition. He said: “When I undertake STEM activities – inspiring the next wave of young engineers into the Civil Engineering profession is at the heart of what I do. My aim is to encourage, nurture, inspire and educate – hopefully myth busting as I go.”