International Women in Engineering Day – Megan Papazoglou

Megan’s stepfather, Max White, M0VNG who is Group Secretary for Gloucestershire County RAYNET, shared her story with us.

“Megan graduated from the University of Salford last year with a first class honours degree (MEng) in Civil and Architectural Engineering. Despite Covid hitting her final year studies and year out in industry, she was awarded the engineering faculty prize for the best bridge design in the final exams.

Megan did A Levels in Maths, Physics and Geography and initially considered mechanical engineering, but she also wanted to use her artistic side. The Salford course offered this by incorporating the architecture elements.

Her year out was spent at a civil engineering consultancy in Cheltenham. She is now employed as a graduate engineer in Manchester and is commencing her Chartership within the Institution of Structural Engineers. Out of over 100 students on her course, she was one of three females, however, within her workplace, the balance is far more equal.”

Max is encouraging Megan to take her amateur radio Foundation exam!