Students’ helping hand charity nets inaugural engineering award
22 Sep 2020
A Glasgow University student-led society, which creates 3D printed prosthetics free of charge for anyone that needs one, has been honoured with the Overall Excellence in Engineering Award 2020.
Handprints e-NABLE, which was recognised also with its win in the Best Engineering Society category, specialises in 3D printing elbow or wrist-controlled prosthetics that allow the user to grip and control objects. It also works on outreach and education to help disabled animals as well as to promote engineering at schools and STEM fairs.
The award was presented at the inaugural awards run by organisation EqualEngineers with SSE as headline sponsors and the Royal Academy of Engineering as event partner the event celebrates the diversity and talent of the engineering and technology profession.
The 15 category winners were chosen from over 130 nominations from a wide array of engineering organisations, industries and geographical locations.
Engineering Talent Awards 2020 winners:
Executive Leader of the Year 2020 - Prof. Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, NMITE (New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering)
Best Innovation of the Year 2020- Qflow, Brittany Harris, Qualis Flow
Employee Network of the Year 2020- OutLinkUK, BAE Systems
Best Project of the Year 2020- Together the Best Campaign, UK Power Networks
Best Recruitment Team of the Year 2020- Siemens Talent Acquisition Team
Best Inclusion Programme of the Year 2020- New Directions, Bournemouth Churches Housing Association
Small-Medium Enterprise of the Year 2020- The Fire Surgery
Large Employer of the Year 2020- Morson Group
Best Professional Engineering Institution of the Year 2020- The Royal Aeronautical Society
Engineering Returner of the Year 2020- Ann Stanhope, Dstl
Chartered Engineer of the Year 2020- Dr Ozak Esu, Building Research Establishment
Engineering Student of the Year 2020- Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh, Universty of Warwick
Engineering Graduate of the Year 2020- Brogan MacDonald, Ramboll
Engineering Apprentice of the Year 2020- Rachel Green, Cadent Gas
Best Engineering Society of the Year 2020- Handprints e-NABLE Scotland, University of Glasgow
Mark McBride-Wright, founder and MD of EqualEngineers said; “I am proud to have got these awards off the ground to celebrate outstanding achievement in engineering and technology, and being able to reward those who are making a huge impact in equality and diversity is just fantastic.
“It was also a time for the business community to come together, not only to celebrate the accomplishments of the deserving winners and finalists, but also to mark the fact that we all continue to play a vital role in the success of our engineering and technology sector and that its future achievements will be built on the foundations we lay today.”