Eve is an UKESF Scholar and is sponsored by Leonardo (Edinburgh), a world-class advanced engineering company, committed to delivering winning, cost-effective solutions in aerospace, defence and security.
At university, a rivalry exists between engineering disciplines. However, when engineers have a problem to solve, we don’t typically look to the sky or the soil for an answer. More often than not, we look to a search engine on a smartphone or computer screen: in other words, electronics. When choosing a degree, all I really knew was that I wanted to pursue a subject that would challenge me, and teach me how to problem solve, which would have come in handy when all my experiments in Physics went awry. In my early school years, engineering was marketed just like Yorkie bars: not for girls. I ate a lot of Yorkie bars growing up.
Over the course of two placements at Leonardo, I have participated in the analysis, design and test of antennas, which has provided me the opportunity to learn from experienced engineers, including those in Leonardo’s Compact Antenna Test Range. This has cemented my passion for RF engineering, which I hope to pursue through a PhD.
In my spare time I write short stories, and currently I’m particularly enjoying reading about European history and the Romanov dynasty. I am also interested in space technology, having been a participant in the Learning Journey to Houston as part of Strathclyde Space School. This was incredibly valuable to me for the purposes of induction day ice breakers: saying I’ve ceilidh danced with an astronaut always gets conversation started.