Kate Walker

Final year MEng Product Design Engineering student

I recently won five awards at the Ingenuity19 competition for my business, ExpHand Prosthetics. I was awarded prizes from outside sponsors including Experian, BDO, Sainsbury’s Management Fellows and The Brenda Dean Foundation, as well as being voted as the People’s Choice by the public.  

What does International Women in Engineering Day mean to you? 

  • It is a great way to showcase that engineering is for everyone and that it’s not a male only industry.  

What advice do you have for women considering a career in Engineering? 

  • I think it is a great career and I would encourage anyone interested to give it a go. There are so many facets of engineering that there really is something for everyone.  

  • I get to design and create new things that will have a positive impact on people’s lives, as well as being able to use new and emerging technologies to push the boundaries of current product development.