STC’s Cristiana Pace named as one of ‘Top 50 Women In Engineering’

Silverstone Technology Cluster

19th July 2021

STC ambassador Cristiana Pace has been recognised as one of the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) ‘Top 50 Women In Engineering’ for 2021.

Cristiana was named in the ‘top 50’ list on International Women In Engineering Day (23 June) – an annual event which was launched by WES in 2014.

The recognition followed work by Cristiana’s business Enovation Consulting to inspire young girls into engineering through programmes such as ‘Girls On Track’.

In addition, Enovation’s consultancy work in sustainability, such as the ‘Oxford Box’ project – a revolutionary aerosol shield she led development of with fellow engineer Ron Hartvelt’s One Group business (also an STC member).

Some 60 Oxford Box devices have since been manufactured for use in hospitals across Oxfordshire, to help shield frontline health workers including doctors and nurses treating Covid patients.

Following trials with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation, the project has successfully attracted funding from Innovate UK, with a fully workable paediatric Oxford Box having also now been developed.

Cristiana commented: “It’s very rewarding to be recognised in this way by the Women’s Engineering Society – I am honoured to be included in this ‘hall of fame’ which has so many inspirational female figures.

“With Enovation Consulting, we have worked with thousands of girls and young women globally as part of the Dare To be Different and now Girls On Track programmes.

“The Oxford Box project has been just as enjoyable to work on as it connects both healthcare and global challenges.”

STC CEO Pim van Baarsen said: “Not only is Cristiana a role model for young women in engineering, but also very typical of engineers in the STC, whereby they apply their tech expertise and also their mindset to solving problems across a whole range of areas and to supporting people.

“What else more could one want from an engineer who applies their thinking to improve people’s lives – isn’t that the very definition of an engineer?”



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