Former student Emma Curati-Alasonatti (Class of 2013), has won Young Engineer of the Year in the TechWorks Awards at London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.
The award is intended to publicly celebrate and promote the efforts of Young Engineers as part of their professional development. Applicants were invited to demonstrate exemplary contribution to the electronic engineering profession, the employer’s business success/competitiveness (or improvement) and personal achievement.  The CEO of Techworks, Gary Travers, who presented the award said “This is without doubt the most competitive of all Techworks Awards.”

After leaving Habs Girls Emma studied for an MEng in Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems at the University of Southampton graduating in 2017 as the top female graduate in her cohort with a first class honours degree.  Whilst studying she was a UKESF Scholar and worked during the summer vacations for Arm in Cambridge who offered her permanent employment when she graduated.  She is now one of their Electronic Engineers having completed her first year on graduate rotation.

Emma believes passionately in promoting STEM subjects, particularly to young girls, and gave a talk to some of our Senior School students last Autumn encouraging them to study Further Mathematics at A level, and explore all opportunities to find out more via the Nuffield Bursary scheme, Headstart and Smallpiece courses.  Whilst at Southampton she joined with fellow undergraduates to run Coding Clubs in local primary schools and she now runs a club at the local primary school in the village where she lives.

The judges were impressed by Emma, saying, “Emma has applied her unique combination of talents to make a difference within Arm in a short space of time with impressive ideas applied across a diverse set of projects and 6 different offices within the company.”

Well done Emma!